The Development of 5G in 2021 and Its Prospects

Over the last year, we've seen an increasing number of 5G consumer network rollouts and field testing around the world. Aside from that, 5G is gaining traction in a variety of industries, including 5G for Industry 4.0 and self-driving vehicles.
Nonetheless, several obstacles must be overcome before 5G can fully enable a digital society. For example, as the higher frequency mmWave band is the key enabling technology that unlocks all the 5G revolution's promises, unlike sub-6 GHz where hardware and software solutions only require gradual technological advancements, mmWave operations pose major obstacles across the whole supply chain. Another issue is that the 5G infrastructure business is dominated by a few legacy players. As we all know, an industry with a diverse supply chain is more likely to introduce more innovations, lower equipment costs, and overall improve the field's dynamic. This is the reason why "Open RAN" - networks based on disaggregated RAN components with standardized interoperability, including the use of non-proprietary white-box hardware, open-source software from different vendors, and open interfaces is being pushed by leading telecom operators around the world.
Dr. Yu-Han Chang, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, will discuss the following subjects in this webinar to address some of the 5G key development and most pressing industrial challenges:
  • 5G development overview: A summary of technical and commercial developments in the sector over the past year, as well as a roadmap for future growth.
  • 5G commercial deployment overview: What are the deployment prospects in China, the United States, Europe, South Korea, and Japan?
  • 5G application overview: The present state of 5G adoption in industries, as well as the outlook for the future.
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