5G vs LTE & 4G

Karri Kuoppamaki VP, Tech Dev & Strategy

5G will not replace LTE and 4G: unlike previous generations of technology 5G offers plural connectivity i.e. a device can be connected to 5G and LTE and aggregate services from both, getting best of both worlds

  • Even after 5G is available LTE will continue to provide base coverage
  • NB-IoT will continue to play a role in the 5G world by providing connectivity to many objects that require LPWA (Low Power Wide Area)