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5G Perspective

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BENEFITS OF 5G FOR VARIOUS MARKETS We have identified a wide variety of markets that will benefit from adopting 5G technology: CONSUMERS Families Currently, the family dynamic around home broadband is linked to a telecoms/UC provider with optional TV services from the likes of Sky, BT and Virgin. This will always involve Day-to-day users Many home broadband users get frustrated with limitations on broadband options due to nonavailability in their area or restrictions on installations and customer services. A customer who wants the flexibility in usage in and out of the home and the ultimate in download speeds for gaming and streaming will consider a 5G device. Gamers As gaming has become more popular than ever and the nature of gaming and the equipment involved becomes more complicated, so does the need for higher speed and low latency for an effective and increasingly enjoyable experience. A 5G premium MiFi will not only provide the gamer with the required increased download speeds and low latency, but will also eliminate any delays or costs by enabling the installation of flexibility-based mobility for gaming when not at home. an element of fixed connectivity and installation with the resulting increase in time and cost. The modern family will have many wireless devices linking to their home router installed by their service provider. However, 5G gives many options to the family. The increased speeds will improve downloads of all media-related activity, including films and gaming, while providing the bonus of no delays on installs or any permission issues associated with installs. As a 5G MiFi product is mobile, this also acts as the shared, fast connectivity for family holidays. PAGE 18

B2B SOHO/small business users Any small business with fewer than 25 users will have a networked IT and communications system in place that requires installation and maintenance. A 5G premium MiFi device can enable instant connectivity for all laptop users in fixed or mobile offices, allowing each user to tether or connect through the device. The download speeds and the ability for up to 20 devices to share the bandwidth through one device provides an efficient and flexible working solution that is easy to deploy with low maintenance costs. Suddenly, with 5G, cloud-based phone systems and video-conferencing becomes a more accessible possibility for a smaller business. News and entertainment broadcasting Currently, many outside TV broadcasts are accompanied by a satellite transmitting vehicle. With 5G, broadcasters get the advantage of mobility with the equivalent of having fibre, so a combination of fast download speeds and low latency is hugely appealing to this market. By using mobile networks rather than satellite networks, broadcasters would no longer require an extensive on-site technical presence for live coverage. Instead of outside broadcasting vans and satellite trucks to process and transmit the live signal, cameras can send the signal directly to a central broadcast hub. This means that full production teams would no longer need to go to a site to oversee coverage. Instead, directors and other core staff can have a base at the main production centre. One team could potentially manage several events in a day while also making savings on travel and accommodation. Flexibility is another primary consideration. For example, remote production over a mobile network makes live coverage a likelier prospect at smaller sporting events. Once at a venue, it also becomes easier to reorganise set-ups that are not tethered to fibre and satellite networks. At a location, broadcasters can mobilise to different parts of the site more easily. With a 5G solution, they would walk over with cameras as opposed to moving a whole crew. Theatre/gig streaming in 360° and VR With the onset of 360° cameras linked to 5G technology, live streaming from theatres, gigs, festivals and sporting events becomes a reality. VR and 360° video are currently very data hungry. As such, the resolution is often compromised and affects the experience, but 5G will change this. The commercial aspect of this from the pay-to-view and education markets is significant. In addition to the download speed, sharing and accessibility, the low latency offered by 5G is essential to effective streaming from 360° cameras. VR meetings Remote and local demonstrations, all using mixed-reality technology to share and experience learning at different locations, will become more accessible. 5G will be able to facilitate the correct resolution for real-time connectivity and viewing. Video conferencing will also become more of a reality to a wider audience. PAGE 19