5G represents not only a new generation of technologies that impact the core and access of the operator’s network, but also more importantly, a restructuring of the business models leading to many, previously economically inaccessible markets such as IoT/M2M on a much larger scale. Many, if not all areas of the network will see some degree of major change.
In the future, it becomes essential for the operator to facilitate and provision services for 100s of millions of connected services/devices. Many services will be concerned with applications from a variety of industry verticals with numerous service based requirements, e.g. low latency, low power sensor networks, hi mobility, wide area cellular connectivity, and data aggregation.