The fifth-generation mobile networks (5G) have to gradually becoming an ever closer to reality technology, with implementations already in testing in various parts of the world.

However, in the evaluation of Dimitri Diliani, Nokia’s director for Latin America, at least until 2020, the technology will be mainly used for “marketing” still far from market applications.

“Honestly, between 2018 and 2019 the 5G will be a marketing race than of real applications. All companies will want the latest technology, show that they are investing,” said the executive during a conversation with the press on Monday (17) at Futurecom 2016. “It’s good, but from the perspective of applications, we should only see them when we could no longer use the 4G”.

Even when the first commercial applications of 5G begin to reach the market, which should occur from 2020, the executive believes that the implementation will be done in “islands” at first – meeting the specific demands of certain regions as IoT devices with demand for very low latency in large cities, while the 4G (LTE) will remain the main driver of connectivity for most consumers.

The Finnish multinational communications sector is one of the companies that have invested heavily in the development and implementation of 5G. Last week, the company made its first test with the fifth generation network in Australia, in partnership with Vodaphone carrier, delivering a 5 Gbps speed in a test at the University of Sydney Technology.

Here in Latin America, however, Nokia is not involved in any implementation 5G. But that may soon change: already during the Futurecom this year, Ericsson competitor held its own pilot project with technology in Brazil, which should increase competition in sector organizations in technology implementations in the region


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