There has been a lot written on the coming Industry 4.0 transformation and how 5G will spur new opportunities and innovation. Much of the focus has been on a variety of use cases such as increasing enterprises’ quality of service requirements, enhancing mobile-broadband experiences or delivering superior resource utilization and sufficient bandwidth to handle massive machine-type communications. 5G networks with enabled slicing, new models of private networks and the use of licensed and unlicensed spectrum options are exciting, yet they also have challenging issues that need to be addressed.
The most important 5G use case today is enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and it is drawing major interest from mobile network operators (MNOs). Extending LTE-Advanced’s use cases of consumer-to-consumer (C2C) or business-to-business (B2B), the 5G era is focused on revenue-generating use cases in B2B2B, B2B2C and many more.+