Whitepaper & Webinar - The critical role of low latency in 5G use cases

69% of mobile operators see ultra-reliable low-latency communications as ‘very important’ to new 5G revenues and enterprise ROI

Whitepaper: Is ultra-low latency critical to the 5G business case?

Our whitepaper commissioned from Rethink Research, shows the critical role of low latency for successful 5G business cases across a range of consumer and enterprise vertical markets.

With operators globally now investing heavily in 5G, the research revealed that over 80% believe they will need to address new enterprise use cases in order to make the 5G business case add up. For new B2B revenues, lower latency was considered by 69% of operators as very important to supporting those new revenue streams, with 52% having the same view for B2C use cases. 


Based on surveys of 86 operators and over 100 enterprises, questioned about their deployment plans and business cases for 5G, and particularly their requirement for Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC), the research revealed:

  • 82% of mobile operators said that enabling new B2B revenue streams was a key ROI factor for their 5G investments, with 69% stating URLLC was “very important” to delivering those B2B revenues and 52% for consumer 5G use cases
  • Consumer use cases are important to driving early 5G uptake, with revenues from services enhanced by URLLC forecast to grow 64% by 2016, compared to 41% for consumer 5G revenues as a whole. However, low latency enterprise services will generate a stronger ROI at 22% of the total addressable 5G market, compared to 17% for ultra low latency consumer services
  • Demand for low latency is therefore not confined to gaming and critical services. In the B2B segment, key verticals are driving demand for URLLC by 2025, with organisations in the transport (48%), manufacturing (42%), utilities and energy (42%) and healthcare (38%) sectors stating that sub-5ms latency will accelerate their adoption of 5G
  • The 5G business case, for operators which want to expand into new user bases, is increasingly weighted towards the applications in the sub-5ms class. With operators expecting a nationwide URLLC-capable network to incur 10% to 12% additional cost compared to a generic MBB-capable deployment, 76% of the operators surveyed, which plan to enable URLLC, said that network slicing would be key to the business model

Webinar: Understanding low latency 5G use cases

Watch our recording on-demand and join host Keith Dyer, Editor of The Mobile Network as he guides us through a discussion that explores the 5G use cases and applications that industry verticals are most interested in, how those use cases relate to network latency requirements; and how operators can ensure their networks have the capability to meet those requirements.

Speaker Caroline Gabriel of Rethink Technology Research, reveals exclusive results from her latest research and draws on ground-breaking expertise from Professor Rob Maunder, AccelerComm’s CTO.


AccelerComm's solutions

Our cutting-edge channel coding IP is used to correct transmission errors in mobile, small cell and satellite communications caused by noise, interference and poor signal strength. This technology is optimized for the specific needs of cellular and satellite communications to provide market leading performance and efficiency.

Products include a complete channel coding IP solution that delivers reduced latency and power consumption for the most critical component of a 5G system, whilst meeting all the throughput and error correction targets. AccelerCommTM IP packages can be quickly integrated and flexibly delivered for use in custom silicon (ASIC), programmable hardware (FPGA) or as software solutions, covering all use cases within the current standards.

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