NEW: Latest 5G products and solutions will be presented at the 5G Special Area in Hall 1
LTE technology has hardly outgrown childhood, but its successor is already waiting in the wings. The 5G wireless communication standard is supposed to do everything better and open whole new possibilities for industry.
Meet 5G Technology
From today's perspective, this sounds like almost infinite possibilities, and perhaps also like an exaggeration. But when we assume that the Internet of Things will soon be allowing more than 100 billion things to communicate amongst themselves, these figures begin to look more realistic, because the network utilization by communicating machines will be far greater. Remember that sensors, digital twins and cobots are constantly “talking” to each other – which generates massive piles of data. Rapid information-sharing will also be more important in the future than it is now. In a smart factory where robots and machines control themselves, a slow data connection can be fatal. Here, 5G is not simply a distant wish, but an urgently needed condition for processes to operate.
Our Hunger for Data Requires 5G
The transition to the new 5G technology is not expected to take place on a large scale until 2020 – but then in full force. Germany will be the first country to install 5G across the board and a 5G test city will soon be launching. Asia wants to get started a little sooner: 5G is intended to be operational for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. New broadband solutions and network technologies are the focus of Industry 4.0 Festival Area at WIN EURASIA 2020.