5G Changes Everything
If you look at all the capabilities the coming fifth generation (5G) mobile network will have to support, and 5G relationship to the core network, you’d have to conclude that 5G is the “network of everything.” It will have to support low, medium and high use cases for bandwidth, latency, mobility, battery life and reliability.
The proposed 5G network will have to be location and context aware; flexible; efficient; secure; energy efficient; software optimized and therefore virtualized.
The new network will share spectrum and networks.
In other words, 5G will change the whole network, not simply air interfaces.