Gerhard Grossberger is currently Associate Director, Engineering and R&D - Telematics at HARMAN Automotive. He has extensive experience with developing strategies for products, services and business-model innovations in the Telematics and Digital Connectivity domains and analyzing market trends for cloud and telematics solutions. Here Gerhard answers questions that he is commonly asked about the world of 5G.
1. Let’s start with understanding why it makes sense to move from 4G into 5G, and when should this happen?Gerhard: 5G offers many advantages against all the legacy technology. It is the latest technology, designed to enable high data rates, very low latency and high density of mobile appliances in one wireless cell. On all these three parameters, the older technologies up to 4G have some disadvantages, mainly because they have been designed to meet requirements from 10 years back. 4G networks will face a challenge in the near future because customers are expecting more and more data bandwidth and faster operation. Some market forecast see a huge transition wave from 4G to 5G starting latest around 2025.
Associate Director, Engineering and R&D - Telematics at HARMAN International