5G underway - the biggest breakthrough yet
As the Internet of Things becomes more real each day, it’s estimated that 50 million devices will soon be communicating with each other. This means data transmission speeds will have to take a quantum leap to keep up. Tele2 is of course involved in defining this fifth-generation technology with the Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) alliance. If all goes well it will be reality in 2020.
Tele2’s Head of Technology Strategy and Architecture, Thomas Björklund, explains that 5G won’t just transmit data faster but also smarter.‘‘Together with a smarter net it will comply when and where different speeds and capacities are needed – allowing things like self-driving cars to share bandwidth with other technologies and smartphone users. Apart from the massive opportunities within IoT, we’re looking at new user benefits such as how to access more data at a lower cost.’’
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