While 2G connects people together and enables mobile voice communication, 3G and 4G empower the mobile internet. How will 5G transform our world? In 2012, Huawei defined the Hyper Service Cube from the dimensions of throughput, number of connections, and latency. It identified 15 typical application scenarios such as full high definition (FHD) live video broadcast and virtual reality requiring ultra broadband, Internet of Things (IoT) which features massive connections, and driverless car, smart grid, and intelligent manufacturing which are all latency sensitive.
In 2015, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) defines the vision and application scenarios of 5G from the same dimensions as proposed by Huawei. The application scenarios are enhanced mobile broadband services, massive machine type communications, and ultra-reliable and low-latency communications.
Human-to-human connection is always at the core of mobile communications. 5G will introduce a revolutionary unified air interface to improve spectral efficiency exponentially and achieve 10 Gbps peak data rate. This injects unprecedented vitality into mobile broadband, allowing for live video broadcast anywhere at any time, virtual reality, for a totally immersive experience. Guests at HWMBBF15 are invited to discover for themselves the experience of virtual reality provided by mobile broadband in the future.
Machine-to-machine connection is another fulfillment of mobile communications. With the Internet of Things (IoT), full-dimensions and process-wide information collection and monitoring will usher in a digital revolution in numerous fields including wearable devices, smart homes, infrastructure management of smart cities, and logistic tracking. At HWMBBF15, Huawei will unveil a fully connected world using the connected port as an example. 5G technology can achieve 1 million connections per square kilometers, energy efficiency improvements of 100 times, and battery life extensions of 5 to over 10 years for terminals.
High reliability and low latency are some of the other characteristics that distinguish 5G from other technologies. The end-to-end latency in 5G is reduced to 1 ms, 50 times shorter than that in 4G. The reliability of 5G connections increases to carrier-grade level of 99.999%, allowing for real-time remote machinery, driverless car, smart grid, and remote medical surgery. At HWMBBF15, "iiwa" the robot will demonstrate this by interacting with guests.
Connected drones extend our current perceptions of space. More than toys, they can be widely applied to high-altitude live video broadcasting, package delivery, emergency medical assistance, and agriculture management. They create new demands for mobile communications, including low latency, ground-to-air 3D connections, and large bandwidth for live video broadcast, and cloud-based access. At HWMBBF15, Parrot will demonstrate the full potential of drones with their aerial arrangement.