The Report provides a snapshot of the current state of the art of 5G: after an introduction to the technology scene, it outlines a classification framework for the application areas identified, categorizing them according to the future potential they can offer end user companies, and presents the main open issues. For one specific application field (Remote Operations) there is an explanation of the main benefits that can be attained by using 5G networks.
• Which technological features set 5G apart from existing networks, and what are the impacts? • Why is 5G, strictly speaking, not a new network technology, but an ecosystem of solutions? • In which application areas can 5G create new opportunities and competitive advantage? • In which application areas is it already possible to create business models? • What are the benefits for end-user companies arising from the development of solutions based on 5G networks?