The Evolving 5G Landscape

  • Liam QuinnEmail author


5G is the next generation of cellular wireless networking and is the first software-defined end-to-end mobile network architecture. The 5G standard is based on a New Radio (NR) specification operating over a broad range of existing and new spectrum including millimeter wave (mmWave) and disruptive technologies including virtualization, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). The migration from the traditional service provider core architecture to a decentralized and disaggregated edge compute model will accelerate a global digital transformation to deliver and enable the performance, scalability, reliability, availability, and network agility required for diverse workloads such as massive mobile broadband, latency-sensitive applications, and massive machine type communication for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

The transition to 5G will drive significant changes across vertical segments, delivering rich services, machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI), rich multimedia delivery, and augmented/virtual reality applications (AR/VR). It will enable new operations, business, and technology innovations for all aspects of society.


5G Augmented reality Virtual reality Enhanced mobile broadband Ultra-reliable low latency communications Massive machine type communications Software-defined infrastructure Internet of Things Machine to machine Intelligent transportation systems Sensor networks Mission-critical services Tele-health Artificial intelligence Machine learning Data science Virtualization Multi-access edge computing (MEC) Network function virtualization (NFV) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dell Technologies Inc.AustinUSA

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