10 Use Cases for Monetizing 5G Networks

Are you curious about how to use the potential of your company in the provision of 5G network services? It is best to learn from concrete examples. See our overview and implement solutions in your telecom business.

How to take advantage of 5G? Discover 10 use cases

Let’s see the best examples of use cases, and how their enhanced features are handled by 5G. We present TOP 10 ideas for your telecom company.

Autonomous vehicle control

Autonomous cars require very low latency and high reliability for vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-people, and vehicle-sensor systems. Any standalone applications that use video are likely to require high data rates as well.

Identification of people and, for example, cars

A typical example of deeply analyzing large amounts of data locally for local use, while simultaneously following identified patterns from area to area.

Factory cell automation/smart factory

Devices communicating in the factory require very low latency and high reliability because commands from the controller must reach the actuators with tight time constraints to keep the assembly line running. The combination of low latency and high-reliability communication with machine learning and artificial intelligence creates a factory where human intervention is minimized.

Major outdoor event/stadium event

Large outdoor events require high bandwidth with temporary access in a relatively small geographic area, resulting in high connectivity density

Huge number of geographically dispersed devices/IoT

This scenario involves connecting to a huge number of devices distributed over a geographic area. This is also referred to as the "Internet of Things" (IoT), and is accomplished using sensors and actuators. As there will be many devices, they will probably transmit small amounts of data with low density. Each device must be inexpensive, and have long battery life.

Remote surgery and examinations

Sensory Internet has been described as a network that allows an operator to see and feel the physical world from a distance. Remote surgery is an example of this, where very low latency and high-reliability communication are critical to enabling the provision of a potential risk to life.

Smart city

The combination of sensors and actuators throughout the city enables you to make smart decisions and allows the city to become "smarter". This can be anything from utility meters (gas, electricity and water) to trash cans that signal the need to be emptied. This requires a high density of low-power devices. Cloud services in "intelligent office" will require high data rates with low latency, while small devices (such as wearables) can tolerate moderate latency at lower data transmission rates and densities.

Smart power distribution grid

Improvements in digital technology over the electrical grid enable high volumes of telemetry data to be made available. Electric distribution networks require precise synchronization to maintain network stability under unpredictable loads or requirements. Smart grids will be able to detect changes, intelligently understand what actions need to be taken, and then execute them in milliseconds or less. Bandwidth and low latency communication are highly required here.

Traffic information

Due to the smart city use case, the ability to collect and process data on traffic and traffic jams requires a huge number of sensors that measure and collect data. This information can also be combined with the coordination of emergency services, while traffic information can be passed on to local first responders to guide them to or from disasters (for example, referring firefighting teams through optimal routes, or organizing logistics and emergency teams).

Virtual reality, augmented reality and games

A lot has been written about the possibility of overlaying interesting/important information on live video streams, and the possibility of being completely immersed in the virtual world of different games and entertainment. These use cases will potentially require very high bandwidth, but with sufficiently low latency they will make the response feel like it happens in real time.

Precise location of the device

In large cities, in areas with multi-level buildings, location systems based on satellite technologies are almost useless. This is due to multiple reflections of the signal received by the end device, and there are in fact areas devoid of signal entirely due to the many levels above the receiver. These use cases in specific areas will be implemented over a 5G network with high density of transmitters.


Rajmund Zieliński
Rajmund Zieliński
IAA Product Manager

Having gained solid team-building and management skills in previous roles, Rajmund Zieliński brought his holistic approach to business analysis to Comarch. With a firm grounding in project implementation and transitioning and a sound understanding of the agile management philosophy, his economic and telecommunications industry expertise allow him to strike the best strategic balance that delivers on the aspirations of clients and the interests of his own organization.

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