5G – Unlimited Data Rates and Low Latency

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When we started building 2.5G and 3G Networks, the aim was to provide voice, sms and some data services with accepted user experience and quality of service; The blended ARPU for Telcos was mainly generated from voice services. The technology shift in the last 3 years opened the door for new business opportunities and set a new challenge for Telcos to capture some of the revenues taken by OTT players. The voice ARPU is declining year over year and new services such as video streaming, mobile TV, mobile payment, E-commerce, E-health, connected cars, smart metering and cloud services are expected to take over 40% of the Telcos revenue streams. To provide these services, the end to end latency need to be reduced and the network reliability need to be improved in order to support the multi-Gbps data rates. An evolved version of LTE and HSPA is required to satisfy the requirements of new types of connections, it is the 5G that relies on smart antennas together with new or evolved RAT where the end users can benefit from the unlimited data rates and low latency.

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About Sultan

Senior Technology Architect with 10 years of experience in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North and Latin America.
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