Ericsson, Stockholm, Sweden
SYNCHROINFO JOURNAL. Volume 8, Number 4 (2022). P. 33-41.
While 5G rollouts are by no means complete, they are well under way. For many in the industry, efforts to utilize 5G to go beyond simply providing “fast connectivity” are already in focus. Our articles explore how the industry is already looking forward to what comes next, asking how to: make gains in sustainability; utilize technologies like IoT and edge to maximize efficiencies and push exciting use cases; use 5G as a springboard for innovation; truly capture the opportunities for all consumers and enterprises in all regions; and, with all this growing potential, how to keep 5G safe and secure. 5G technologies play a key role in modernization, providing multiples of capacity while becoming more energy efficient. Innovative network technologies enable service providers to introduce new services that in turn support societies and enterprises to reduce their carbon emission foot-print. In this edition, we share some examples of how 4G and 5G technologies make it possible to unleash the power of IoT connectivity to enhance both enterprises’ business performance and sustainability. The transition to cellular LPWA and 4G/5G technologies makes it possible to unleash the power of IoT connectivity. We explore the positive impact of these technologies in areas such as business efficiency and sustainability. Deploying edge computing is key to enabling latency-critical and bandwidth-hungry 5G use cases, and can cost less than onpremise IT resource for an enterprise. This capability represents huge untapped growth potential for service providers. As 5G grows in prominence due to advancing digitalization, networks become a more enticing target for threat actors. We explore the motivators, opportunities and capabilities of threat actors, and how to protect 5G networks.
Keywords: 5G technologies, digitalization, mobile subscriptions.
 Ericsson ConsumerLab, 5 ways for a better 5G. 2021.
 Source for network and device statistics: GSA and GSMA. 2022.