5G mmWave

5G mmWave

5G mmWave helps deliver the full promise of 5G to consumers, businesses and society by delivering significant improvements to bandwidth, speed and responsiveness, particularly in densely populated and high-capacity areas.

What is 5G mmWave?

The global expansion of 5G is delivering real benefits to people, businesses and society. A key element of the 5G technology mix, 5G mmWave helps deliver on the full promise of 5G with ultra-reliable and superfast high-bandwidth connectivity in high traffic, high density scenarios.

Public transport hubs such as airports and train stations, entertainment venues and sport stadiums, 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) and industry 4.0 settings are typical use case scenarios that benefit from the capabilities 5G mmWave brings to the table: extreme bandwidth, data speeds and responsiveness.

Upcoming 5G mmWave Events

Join likeminded individuals with GSMA Intelligence at the 5G mmWave Summit at MWC Las Vegas 2022

Attend this session to understand how mmWave is unlocking the full potential of 5G, and to hear about deployment best practice from some of the industry’s leading experts.

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GSMA 5G mmWave Accelerator Initiative
The GSMA 5G mmWave Accelerator Initiative aims to underline the role that 5G mmWave plays in unlocking the full potential of 5G. Members of the Initiative share intelligence, best practices and use cases to educate and inspire stakeholders around the world. The initiative spearheads projects focused on the exploration of everyday business implementations and increasing education efforts around 5G mmWave benefits.

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5G mmWave Resources

Case Study: How 5G is Transforming Live Theatre


Tuesday 19 Apr 2022 | 5G mmWave |

The National Theater and Concert Hall (NTCH) of Taiwan has installed a 5G mmWave network across its campus in Taipei. In October 2021, the NTCH used the new 5G connectivity to enable a highly innovative one-off production called lunatic Town.

Expert Spotlight: Unlocking the Full Potential of 5G


Monday 11 Apr 2022 | 5G | 5G mmWave | Resources |

In these spotlight interviews, industry experts answer questions around the potential and opportunities of 5G.

On Demand: 5G mmWave Summit at MWC Barcelona 2022


Wednesday 23 Mar 2022 | 5G | 5G mmWave | Resources |

Understand how 5G mmWave is unlocking the full potential of 5G and hear from leading industry experts about 5G mmWave progress to date, global outlook, the economics of 5G mmWave, key applications and real-life use cases, challenges, and next steps.

GSMA 5G mmWave Factsheet


Friday 25 Feb 2022 | 5G | 5G mmWave | Resources |

The quickly growing number of 5G use cases demands a fully coordinated, multi-layer network where 5G mmWave spectrum provides the massive capacity and low latency needed for a full 5G experience.

Case Study: How 5G is Transforming Sports for Spectators


Friday 25 Feb 2022 | 5G mmWave |

To enrich spectators’ experience of live sports, Verizon has deployed 5G mmWave networks in 25 National Football League (NFL) stadiums in the U.S.

Case Study: How High-Capacity 5G Could Transform Subway Travel


Friday 25 Feb 2022 | 5G mmWave |

South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) is looking to dramatically improve the Wi-Fi available on Seoul’s subway trains by using high capacity 5G mmWave networks to connect access points to the Internet.

The 5G FWA Opportunity


Wednesday 9 Feb 2022 | 5G mmWave |

5G fixed wireless access (FWA) is a commercial reality around the world. While FWA solutions have been around for more than two decades, the massive performance improvements enabled by 5G and the use of mmWave spectrum make 5G FWA a competitive solution.

5G Spectrum Guide


Tuesday 30 Mar 2021 | 5G mmWave |

To help navigate spectrum needs for next-generation mobile networks, this 5G spectrum guide collects reports, infographics and positions from the GSMA.

The Economics of 5G mmWave


Wednesday 3 Feb 2021 | 5G mmWave |

With 5G rollouts and adoption progressing quickly, and with the millimetre wave (mmWave) ecosystem showing signs of readiness, the question that the mobile industry faces today is whether and where mmWave solutions can be cost effective.

5G mmWave Success Sets the Stage for Big Benefits


Wednesday 30 Oct 2019 | 5G mmWave |

Commercial 5G services are already here and the coming years will see more launches all over the world. Access to mmWaves is a must for the future potential of 5G, and the ability for innovative services to improve the lives of billions.