We are still in the process of implementing 5G networks, but technology never stops and the new evolution of this type of networks is now available. 5G advanced improves the performance of 5G allowing an intelligent use of networks and the interconnection of Internet of things devices.
What is 5G Advanced?
5G Advanced is the evolution of 5G technology, enhancing and extending the three ITU (International Telecommunication Union) standards on which it is held. This evolution of 5G networks comes to solve the current need to manage networks intelligently, where a large number of devices are connected simultaneously.
How does it work?
5G Advanced addresses tasks that are greater in scale, performance and reliability, relative to those performed with 5G. This is possible thanks to the incorporation of three new scenarios to the existing ones in 5G, eMBB (enhanced Mobile Broadband), URLLC (ultra-reliable low-latency communication) and mMTC (massive machine-type communications).
The three new technologies that 5G Advanced incorporates are:
- Uplink Centric Broadband Communications (UCBC). It focuses on improving uplinks.
- Real-time Broadband Communications (RTBC). It can offer a wider band with a higher level of confidence.
- Harmonised Communication and Sensing (HCS). It improves the industrial application, where a high level of precision is necessary (as in smart cars, for example).
Implantation areas of 5G Advanced
With 5G Advances there are many areas that will be improved such as smart cities, holographic applications, virtual reality or Self-driving cars.
The use of the new 5G networks will allow cities to deliver a greater amount of information to citizens, improving the services offered and making city management more efficient and ecological.
Connection speed and low latency are two of the main characteristics of 5G Advanced, and both are adapted to the needs of holographic technology. Thanks to the new 5G networks, it will be possible to make holographic calls effectively.
Augmented reality and virtual reality
With the improved data rates and latency that 5G Advanced offers, technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality can offer more immersive and realistic experiences.
5G Advanced provides the high level of precision in the connections that self-driving cars need to to operate autonomously with safety for people and material goods.
The evolution of 5G technology focuses on building a world with a higher level of interconnection, and that these communications are done intelligently to optimize resources and offer a better standard of living to the people.