When it comes to the rollout of 5G networks, carriers and equipment suppliers are all in. On the other hand, in 5G’s current development cycle, at least on academic expert is taking a more skeptical position.
It seems that the design philosophy of 5G has quite successfully achieved “green” (efficient) and “soft” (agile) aims in Release 15 of the 5G New Radio specifications. Next the philosophy going forward is going to be “open” and “smart.” It appeared that carriers are looking to be the ones to create this ecosystem with a wide range of new apps – but are they capable of this?
The application that has served as raison d’etre of 5G networks—low latency for the Internet of Things (IoT)—but it seems that 5G doesn’t appear to be too well suited for the job. There appears to be problems for intelligent vehicles and machine-to-machine communication.