Terence Smith from Mississippi Consulting Pty Ltd 43 months ago This section of the “5G and mobile network developments—Emerging issues occasional paper is couched in terms which suggest 5G is another mobile technology with higher performance. Whether 5G is an evolutionary or revolutionary technology is much debated, it is clear, however, it is much more than a mobile network. A 5G network will be a horizontal architecture wireless WAN to which all sorts of devices will be connected. This being the case, there is likely to many more demand drivers than the existing ones applying to, say, 3G and 4G. New demand drivers stemming from new technologies, such as D2D and IoT applications are not addressed here.