Higher bandwidth…lower power…sub-10-ms latency—these are the promises of 5G wireless. Its smaller cell size is a challenge, though, since more cells and matching equipment are required to cover an area. Piggybacking 5G on 4G towers requires additional nodes throughout the area.
5G smartphones will be the driving factor for technology. However, IoT devices and other applications such as augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) will be taking advantage of 5G’s features.
Test tools and precision timing measurement and support will be key to creating 5G products.