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Migrating from 4G to 5G: Advantages and Challenges

5G is bringing high speeds and ultralow latency to IoT and wireless technology. However, while 5G is still rolling out, 4G LTE will remain the dominant technology. Since it first came online with 3GPP Release (Rel) 8, 4G LTE has improved spectral efficiency. Modulation advancements and multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) antennas have pushed data speed into the gigabits. With Rel 15, the first phase of 5G, data speeds reached multigigabits.

5G promises to be at least 10 times faster than 4G and offers latency as low as one millisecond. It’s set to create quicker and more responsive networks worldwide. 5G will generate more opportunities for remote technology and verticals, including health care, telematics, smart homes and Industry 4.0.

The transition from 4G to 5G is not without challenges. Upgrading requires major investments in infrastructure. It may take a decade or more to transition. Still, while 5G rolls out, 4G will continue to improve.

In this video, you will learn:

  • The state of dynamic spectrum sharing and the evolution of chipsets to support higher carrier aggregation between 5G bands
  • The benefits of upgrading IoT deployments from 4G to 5G
  • How to overcome migration challenges
  • How Telit’s FN980 and FN990 data cards can enable a smooth transition to 5G