Fifth-generation (5G) wireless exhibits the next wave of wireless communication. Its performance promises reduced latency, cost and energy savings, high data rates and system capacity, and extreme connectivity.
Recently, 5G was the darling of MWC 2019. The event featured a demo of a 5G unmanned boat, companies brainstorming how 5G can transform businesses, and a keynote panel discussing how 5G will change future mobility. In fact, in line with next-gen transportation, Spanish automaker SEAT announced their fully electric vehicle concept Minimó at MWC, and it features 5G connectivity.
5G’s influence flows past Barcelona’s conference. For example, Purdue University and the University of Iowa researchers are honed in on its security, reporting vulnerabilities in 4G and 5G networks.
With all this hubbub in the tech world around 5G, the European Space Agency (ESA) explains in the video below how space plays a role in the 5G revolution.
(Video Source: European Space Agency (ESA))