5G Communication: An Overview of Vehicle-to-Everything, Drones, and Healthcare Use-cases

Hanif Ullah, Nithya Gopalakrishnan Nair, Moore Adrian, CD Nugent, Paul Muschamp, Maria Cuevas

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Advances in technology are not only changing the world around us but also driving the wireless industry to develop the next generation of network technology. There is a lot of buzz building over the advent of 5G that will facilitate the entire planet through continuous and ubiquitous communication connecting anybody to anything, anywhere, anytime, and anyhow regardless of the device, service, network, or geographical existence. 5G will also prove to be a paradigm shift including high carrier frequencies with massive bandwidths, having a large number of antennas, and with an extreme base station and device densities. In this paper, we investigate the potential beneficiaries of 5G and identify the use-cases, where 5G can make an impact. In particular, we consider three main use-cases: Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, drones, and healthcare. We explore and highlight the problems and deficiencies of current cellular technologies with respect to these use-cases and identify how 5G will overcome those deficiencies. We also identified the open research problems and provide possible future directions to cope with those issues.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6287639
Pages (from-to)37251-37268
Number of pages18
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 18 Mar 2019


  • 5G
  • Drones
  • Healthcare
  • Ultra-high-reliability
  • Ultra-low-latency
  • V2X communication
  • drones
  • ultra-low-latency
  • ultra-high-reliability
  • healthcare


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