By Greg Kaszas
Before discussing 5G in Japan, let’s introduce the basics: 5G is the fifth generation of mobile network, promising to be much faster and more reliable compared to most of today’s systems, with a greater capacity and lower response times. Unlike previous mobile network generations, 5G cannot be defined by any single form of technology. It’s often referred to as “the network of networks” because of the way it binds together many existing and future standards. While 4G encouraged the spread of smartphones, 5G looks likely to affect a broader range of industries thanks to its versatility.
Beyond a simple boost in performance, 5G is set to open up a wide range of new use cases from smart factories, through to driverless cars, and infrastructure communication to remote health care solutions for patients. With the recent arrival of 5G phones and other devices such as 5G TVs, the technology has started to make its way into everyday life.Read more “5G in Japan: Think Japan is a tech leader? Not necessarily, but there’s promise”