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Published on 28 Jan 2019

5G will move forwards significantly in 2019 with trials in specific regions. Deployments are expected to grow considerably over the next five years and with a significant impact on many areas of our industry. Why do we see it as such a breakthrough and what will it change?

The Ultra-low latency

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The goal of 5G is to deliver 10 GB/s capacity, which is ten times faster than 4G at it’s best. On top of that, ultra-low latency enables advancements in its usage like the ability to download HD movies in under a second.

There are a lot of expectation placed on 5G at the moment, particularly in the live events area. It’s said that it will offer more reliability, which will allows better quality live event coverage, resulting in a more immersive viewing experience

A great impact on the broadcast economy

The impact of 5G on the broadcast market and other industries like mobile is expected to be pretty significant. It will open up new capabilities for almost every industry.

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5G is also expected to have a significant impact on economies. Moreover, analyst firm CCS Insights estimates that by 2025, 5G connections will number 2.7 billion, which is more than one out of every five connections in the world.

The potential power of 5G in broadcast is huge: content creation, production, live broadcast and new entertainment experiences for consumers will all be positively affected. Its applications will be both B2B and B2C. It will change media consumption thanks to better quality, speed and reliability.

The promises to develop new technologies

The promise of 5G lies more on the technical side of things, with the speed that it offers potentially opening up new opportunities to develop various additional services and technologies.

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Today’s typical 4G networks place serious limitations on AR and VR applications. High-quality content, coupled with low latency and high bandwidth, will mean a comfortable and enjoyable experience for VR users. 5G will make VR and AR available for mass adoption.

The total VR market is expected to reach US$65 billion within 2021.

5G also represents a potential breakthrough for gaming and eSports: it will enable mass market higher resolution VR games and will also eliminate latency and the associated problems.

One thing is for sure: 5G is definitely on its way! Drop us a line or a tweet and let us know your thoughts on this.