Master of Science in Computer Science

Faculty / School

Faculty of Computer Sciences (FCS)


Department of Computer Science

Date of Submission



Waqas Mahmood, Visiting Faculty, Department of Computer Science, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi

Project Type

MSCS Survey Report


Telecommunication industry has become a key factor in economic and social development of any country. There are many technologies that are being developed and deployed. Amongst these technologies, wireless cellular technologies are adopted more quickly.

There are many cellular communications technologies that have been developed in a span of few decades ranging from 1G to 4G. A new technology is begin developed that is known as 5G, that will take cellular communications to its new peak. However, there is not a fix standard or protocol defined on how 5G will be, but there are certain features that are attributed to 5G that will make it a key future technology that will drive feature economies by creating new business models and providing new employment opportunities. The features of 5G technology have remarkable advantages over 3G/4G.

This paper will briefly discuss limitations of 3G/4G, what 5G will be, what technologies will enable 5G and some use case where 5G can be applied in developing countries which will improve their economies.


5G cellular network would be big paradigm shift from 4G. It will be much powerful that its predecessors. This paper have highlights the key features that 5G will offer that were not before. 5G is considered a disruptive technology. This paper mentioned uses case where 5G will be used and how it will modernize industries. 5G will enable co operations and government to cut down in operating cost and work more efficiently. 5G will give rise new technologies and applications. This will create a huge employments in the country and help to reduce poverty and unemployment. To conclude 5G will create a smarter economy, by creating new employment opportunities and business model and will also reduce overhead cost by performing operations more efficiently.

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