New use cases and applications
5G’s unique capabilities will unlock applications that have not previously existed, or at least not to the same degree. The most important advantages 5G brings are:
- device density and data volume (linked to the capacity and bandwidth capabilities)
- low latency
5G increases the data volumes manufacturers have available to them on their production facility, by multiplying the number of devices that can be connected and the amount of data that can be carried through the network. A plant operator can thus view the status of machines, processes and systems to a more granular degree and identify problems accurately.
Low latency is a key factor in using 5G to enable new use cases, where data is not only used to monitor assets, but trigger real-time actions. Mission critical applications that are core to industrial processes have extremely low latency requirements of ten milliseconds or less.