5G testing practices stretch from lab to live
5G networks call for more data, even lower latency and extreme reliability
Whether to deliver truly immersive virtual reality, enable mission-critical communications, or support IoT devices, networks need to become faster, smarter and able to handle more in every way. What the primary 5G deployment use cases identified by 3GPP–eMBB, URLLC and mMTC–have in common are the need for higher data rates, stricter latency requirements and extreme reliability. How they differ is the performance level required for each of those network attributes, as dictated by the services that each of the three 5G use cases enable. Building a scalable, high-performing and efficient network will be necessary in order to bring 5G innovations to life and quickly monetize their resulting services. As the journey to deliver the full promise of 5G begins, EXFO has been supporting forward-thinking network operators and equipment vendors worldwide in their 5G trials and deployments through customized insights, methodologies and tools.