4.9G Technologies

By 2020, the role of mobile broadband will have evolved from providing smartphone connectivity to providing elemental connectivity for the global nervous system. 5G will have opened up new dimensions in network speed, capacity and reliability. LTE-based networks will provide coverage for roughly 75% of the world’s population and connect more subscribers than 2G and 3G networks combined.

The challenge for the telecommunications industry is to determine how to enable all people and businesses to benefit from the possibilities presented by mobile broadband technology. Nokia sees a huge potential in the evolution of LTE to 4.9G, which will bring LTE performance, capacity and addressable uses cases as close as possible to 5G. This whitepaper provides a brief introduction to the key technologies behind 4.9G.