5G Millimeter Wave Applications
Millimeter waves are capable of delivering low-latency and high-bandwidth communications, and because of this the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) defined three main usage scenarios for 5G.
- Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB): can support several sub-use cases including cloud office/gaming, virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR) and three-dimension/ultra-high-definition (3D/UHD) video.
- Massive Machine-type Communications (mMTC): for the IoT, requiring low power consumption and low data rates for very large numbers of connected devices.
- Ultra-reliable and Low Latency Communications (URLLC): for safety and mission-critical applications, such as industrial automation and robotics, autonomous driving, drone-based delivery, and remote medical assistance.