Proximus launches the first 5G network in Belgium
What is 5G?
Much more than just gigabits or one more evolution of our mobile network
A widely announced improvement over previous technologies, which will revolutionize mobile communications and accelerate the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Fields of application for 5G
Discover some areas where 5G will make the difference
5G is essential for using applications such as video streaming and tactile Internet.
The Internet of Things
From the connected heating-oil tank to the tracking of your equipment in real time, the Internet of Things is everywhere, even where you wouldn't expect it.
Thanks to its low latency (see above), 5G will allow hyper-realistic rendering in virtual-reality images with, in addition, an attenuation of dizziness and nausea.
Advantages of 5G
- Very high speed mobile broadband
- Theoretical maximum speeds far higher than 4G
- Possible alternative to high-speed fixed broadband, when the latter is unavailable
- 5G traffic response time theoretically reduced to 1/1000th of a second
- Instantaneousness and reliability crucial for applications requiring an immediate response (virtual reality, autonomous transport, robotics, etc.)
5G will allow the network to be broken down into "slices" and assigned to specific applications such as emergency services during an event.
5G networks use little power when traffic is low, which reduces the power consumption of the antennas.
What do you need to be able to use 5G?
A few examples
Discover some of the possibilities and use cases of 5G
5G: far more than just a development of 4G
5G is here and its deployment across the country is being scheduled in stages for both end users and businesses. While we await the allocation of temporary 5G licenses, we have started to prepare the infrastructure in Belgium.
Common denominator of technologies
Businesses tend to adopt the network technology which suits them best. A proliferation of devices, which can lead to very inefficient set-ups. And if there was an all-in-one solution based on mobile technology?
Adoption of 5G will vary from sector to sector
Most of the networks in place are rapidly reaching saturation point, and the industry must continue its development. 5G is a lever on a grand scale and offers consolidation of the (too many) infrastructures.
5G, a world of new opportunities for businesses
5G is much more than an improved 4G. Autonomous vehicles, real-time monitoring of construction sites by drones., etc. Danielle Jacobs, CEO of Beltug, explains the impact that 5G will have on Belgian companies.
How 5G is changing the construction industry
The Willemen company is already experimenting with the applications that 5G will make possible with the use of drones on construction sites.
From 4G to 5G: new perspectives in the use of drones
Convinced of the potential of these technology concentrates, various Belgian hospitals are testing the use of drones in pilot projects.
5G offers the infrastructure that shapes the digital transformation
Geert Standaert, CTO at Proximus, explains how the 5G network will be a major element in the digital trajectory of companies.