What is 5G?
5G is the fifth generation of cellular networks, bringing new capabilities that will create opportunities for people, businesses and society. But what is 5G going to mean for you? Put simply: a lot.
5G will do much more than significantly improve your network connection. It provides new opportunities, enabling us to deliver groundbreaking solutions that reach across society.
Imagine billions of connected devices gathering and sharing information in real time to reduce road accidents; or life-saving applications that can take flight thanks to lag-free guaranteed connections; or production lines so predictive they can prevent interruptions well before they occur.
There’s no need to imagine. We are making it happen.
5G runs on the same radio frequencies that are currently being used for your smartphone, on Wi-Fi networks and in satellite communications, but it enables technology to go a lot further.
Beyond being able to download a full-length HD movie to your phone in seconds (even from a crowded stadium), 5G is really about connecting things everywhere – reliably, without lag – so people can measure, understand and manage things in real time.
This has enormous potential – and together, we will take it to the next level.
Ericsson is at the forefront of the 5G, IoT, edge computing and cloud network infrastructure era – the first company to bring 5G to four continents. Our portfolio is built on innovation and transformation, paving the path toward a fully connected world.
Ericsson Radio System allows operators to launch the new technology and grow 5G coverage fast – no matter the scale and complexity – and Ericsson Spectrum Sharing allows for accelerated 5G rollouts using existing hardware.
By making technology easy to use, adopt and scale, we aim to drive society forward and unlock new opportunities. Ericsson has a leading 5G patent portfolio and plays a pivotal role in global standardization.