2G in 1991, 3G in 1998, 4G in 2008... 5G in 2020! The latest generation of networks is almost here, and it is more than an incremental progression compared to 4G.
Why? Because 5G represents a technological leap: it will radically change industrial production processes, public services, medicine as well as the management and distribution of water, gas and electricity, among others. It is also at the origin of new consumer services, and will therefore encourage the emergence of major players and a new digital ecosystem. While the field of application that 5G opens is unprecedented, it is not without risks.
This work was written by Achour Messas, Member of the Executive Board and Partner at Mazars, as well as Julien Huvé, Laurent Inard and David Luponis, Partners at Mazars. It was supervised by Gilles Babinet, Advisor on Digital Issues at Institut Montaigne.