Always being connected is something everyone takes for granted nowadays. Instantly, no matter where we are, we share ideas with other people out there. With permanent access to our e-mails, documents, calendar and other data. Record collections, photo albums, street maps – they’re all just a click away on our smartphone. And it is thanks to rapid innovation in information and communications technology (ICT) that it all works smoothly and reliably.
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Mobile communications technology 5G
While 5G is the successor to 4G (LTE), the fifth generation is a great deal more than just a new mobile communications standard. The extremely powerful mobile communications technology is what makes the promises of Industrie 4.0 and autonomous driving possible, and Fraunhofer is playing a decisive part in developing 5G technologies. The researchers know exactly what the potential of 5G is – and the hurdles that need to be overcome.