What is Beamforming?

New millimeter-wave 5G radios and edge computing combine to deliver ultra-low latency, high bandwidth, and reliability. A 5G cell site is about the size of a large suitcase and can be more easily installed compared with 4G/LTE.

Although the reach of 5G radios is not as far as 4G, being able to concentrate on a smaller area without wasting resources on an unused field can lead to more-efficient deployments. This 5G capability is called beamforming—the ability to concentrate bandwidth over a focused area such as a pop-up hospital, allowing health care workers to quickly adapt, monitor, and change treatments for patients.