What is 5G today and what the future holds

If you ask the average person what they know about 5G technology, the first thing that will pop into their head will likely be something to do with cellphone technology. And if you consider the 2019 rollout of 5G this far, perhaps that wouldn’t be too far off the mark. The average consumer would also likely recall that 5G is a faster-based technology to 4G LTE, and that wouldn’t be all that inaccurate either.

However, what 5G offers today, how it’s deployed and what the 5G system is going to look like in years to come, will be greatly different. In fact, at the risk of using a stereotype, indeed 5G NR (New Radio) technology is poised to be “disruptive.” That said, this next generation of wireless network technology will also be an enabler across a great number of industries and applications, and in all probability spur all-new use cases as well.