With the advent of 5G technology comes the promise of ubiquitous connectivity, low latency and high capacity across a wide range of use cases. As the Internet of Things (IoT) ushers in an era of up to a million connected devices per square kilometer, existing network architectures such as 4G, won’t be able to keep up with increased data usage needs.
Enter 5G, primed to provide the capacity and speed required to power the IoT world but, to meet its full potential, providers must access new frequency bands beyond the Sub-6 GHz frequencies currently used.
A promising step towards that goal is the use of New Radio (NR) mmWave frequencies. mmWave opens the door for the massive IoT connectivity vital for future industry and automation. At the same time, it enables ultra-fast broadband across Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) networks, providing rich new data services to meet demands in both business and residential settings.