Communication standard 5G commence commercial service Expectations for solving problems such as telemedicine January 4 4:21
This is the start of a commercial service of the next generation communication standard 5G. It is expected that high-speed, large-capacity communication will be used to solve social issues such as telemedicine.
NTT DoCoMo, au's KDDI, and SoftBank will begin commercial service of this high-speed, large-capacity 5G service this spring, and Rakuten Mobile will aim to start the service in June.
5G-compatible smartphones are also expected to be released by manufacturers in Japan and overseas, and are expected to be used in the entertainment field such as video distribution of sports and music events.
On the other hand, mobile phone companies are conducting demonstration tests in which remote doctors examine physicians in remote locations based on three-dimensional images, and use high-definition images taken with drones at stadiums and the like to security bases and utilize them. We are attracting attention as we work with various companies to find ways to put it to practical use.
On the other hand, “Local 5G”, which is used in limited areas such as inside buildings, will be put into practical use next month, and radio waves will be allocated to companies, municipalities, universities, etc. instead of mobile phone companies.
Companies and municipalities have already started applying for licenses, and NEC and Fujitsu are planning to use them at their own offices. Tokyo is also setting up facilities for small and medium-sized businesses to experiment with 5G-based businesses. In the plan, it is expected that the use will be expanded according to the needs of the company and the region.