5G network capabilities will enable MNOs to expand their relevancy across diverse applications

26 January 2016
Report type: Research Note
Author(s): Andy Castonguay
Keywords: M2M, machine-to-machine, IoT, Internet of Things, 5G, MIMO, NB-IoT, narrowband, LTE-M, Wi-Fi, 3GPP, Release 13, health, medical, public safety, security, building automation, manufacturing, industrial, automotive, V2I, vehicle, car, transport, ITS, virtual power plants, VPP
Companies: General Motors, BMW, Volvo, Tesla
Number of Pages: 10

In the Research Note “5G networks promise to expand MNOs’ capabilities in delivering IoT but challenges await” (January 2015) we explored some of the key developments in 5G, looking at the expected capabilities and the new demands this will be placed on Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). The future of 5G involves the development of new 5G core technology, a new 5G air interface, the expanded use of frequency bands, as well as a substantial effort to amplify the number of cell sites. As a result, 5G networks working in tandem with LTE networks will provide MNOs with a number of additional technical tools to address an expanded set of IoT opportunities. Ultimately, the evolution of 5G technology and the subsequent creativity of the market will contribute to a new era of potential business models and opportunities for IoT.

This Research Note provides guidance on the key opportunities we envision currently for the next generation of IoT applications to be enabled by 5G.

Keywords: M2M, machine-to-machine, IoT, Internet of Things, 5G, MIMO, NB-IoT, narrowband, LTE-M, Wi-Fi, 3GPP, Release 13, health, medical, public safety, security, building automation,  manufacturing, industrial, automotive, V2I, vehicle, car, transport, ITS, virtual power plants, VPP

Companies covered in this report: General Motors, BMW, Volvo, Tesla

10 pages

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