Challenges in a 5G Connected World

The world is racing towards an era of unparalleled connectivity underpinned by the promise of 5G to revolutionize the way we live, work, and interact. With fast speeds, ultra-low latency, and massive device connectivity, 5G ignites a wave of possibilities that will reshape industries, empower emerging technologies, and drive future innovation.

Realising these ambitions and unlocking the unlimited potential does however present the network ecosystem with a number of challenges across deployment, operation and utilisation.

Infrastructure Requirements and Challenges
Network Design, Deployment and Management
Deployment of Applications and Devices

Building the Backbone of 5G: Exploring the Infrastructure Requirements and Challenges

The infrastructure required to deliver 5G networks is significantly greater compared to previous generations. Deploying many small cell base stations is essential to provide the extensive coverage, high data rates and low latency as promised by 5G.

In the Fronthaul this means that achieving and maintaining accurate time and synchronization is critical to ensure the coherent transmission and coordination of data, and ultimately unlocking the potential of 5G.

5G introduces new network architectures, accelerating digital transformation through technologies such as virtualization and cloud-based infrastructure. For those in search of increased efficiencies, greater collaboration and higher value, 5G enabled networks could provide a solution.

The complex challenge in realising this however, is in the design, deployment and management of these networks. Finding the optimal balance of technologies to meet the specific performance needs of network users and deploying these at scale, inherently creates risk. Getting insights into how these networks will perform in a variety of different situations and conditions is key to mitigating this risk and identifying an optimal network model.

5G Services represents the applications and devices that will use 5G networks to deliver a new standard experience for the end user. Ultra reliable low latency communications (URLLC) is a subset of 5G standards which is focussed on ensuring more efficient scheduling of data transfers, to produce shorter transmission times and enable fully immersive applications over long distances. Sectors including Health, Defence, Transport, Entertainment, Manufacturing and Energy all require different latency levels for their own critical areas of operation.

Identifying the optimal consistent network conditions for each use case and application, and gaining insight into how they behave, is the only way to secure performance.

Your Guide to Unlocking the Potential of 5G

Insights into Deployment, Synchronization, and Application Performance: