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Common 5G eMBB Use Cases

Key Takeaways

  • 5G enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) is 5G wireless technology that defines a minimum level of data transmission speed. 

  • 5G eMBB improves bandwidth capabilities and decreases latency compared to 4G.  

  • Enhanced multimedia is possible only with the 5G eMBB feature. 

5G eMBB use cases

We are experiencing a transition in connectivity technologies; new-generation wireless network technologies are finding applications beyond mobile devices, computers, and smartphones. The fifth generation of wireless technology (5G) use cases focus on improved coverage, device connectivity, low latency, and high reliability. 5G eMBB use cases are in high demand, as 5G revolutionizes bandwidth capabilities, and 5G eMBB use cases are projected to expand. 


Data rates have evolved over each wireless technology generation. 5G enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) is a 5G wireless technology that defines a minimum level of data transmission speed. 5G eMBB is the feature that pushes network throughput, thereby enhancing user experience. 5G eMBB improves bandwidth capabilities and decreases latency compared to 4G. 

The target of 5G eMBB is to achieve a peak throughput of 10 Gbps or more. It also supports data transfer from moving devices; up to 1Gbps throughput can be obtained. All these throughput values are given for a network with around 10000X total traffic. Data-intensive applications benefit from the 5G eMBB feature.

The Role of 5G eMBB

With 5G eMBB, it is possible to achieve: 

Connected device density, even in densely populated areas with good indoor connectivity.

  1. Consistency in user experience with a wide network coverage.

  2. Real-time communication and connectivity even when mobile broadband services are accessed from moving vehicles.

5G eMBB use cases allow users to explore a new level of mobile broadband speeds. The requirements for eMBB are:

  • High data rates exclusively within 5G standalone capacity.

  • Enhanced 4G LTE networks for higher data rates with low latency. 

5G eMBB services are typically seen in various use cases involving high data traffic, massive device connectivity, etc. 

5G eMBB Use Cases

Generally, the use cases of 5G eMBB are data intensive and demand high bandwidth.  Let’s take a look at a few of these use cases in the table below.

Immersive gaming

Immersive gaming involves both augmented reality (AR) as well as virtual reality (VR) simulations. For photo-realistic graphics at full throttle, seamless internet connectivity is a must. The 5G eMBB feature is of utmost importance in establishing internet connectivity and cloud services.

Personal computers

Creating and editing videos requires laptops to be connected to the internet. 5G eMBB supports this essential connectivity. 

Head-mounted displays (HMD)

Head-mounted displays involve the display or projection technology integrated into accessories such as eyeglasses, helmets, hats, etc. HMDs are helpful in delivering augmented reality content to the user.

Video and media consumption

With the introduction of 5G eMBB, there has been an increase in the capacity and speed of video, enabling interactive 3D 8K video running at 90 to 120 frames per second. Enhanced multimedia is possible only with the 5G eMBB feature. 

Large-scale and immersive events

By enabling high data rates, 5G eMBB serves events attended by thousands of people, including concerts and sporting events. 

Public transportation

5G eMBB can support high-speed data transmission from mobile devices, enabling broadband access from public transport systems.


In densely populated areas, 5G eMBB enhances broadband access with improved coverage both indoors and outdoors.

Smart offices

With 5G eMBB, high bandwidth connections are supported, enabling a smart office environment free from the issues that usually arise from heavy Internet traffic.

5G eMBB represents the high bandwidth capabilities of 5G technology with high data speeds, massive device density, high network throughput, etc. Cadence’s AWR Design Environment can help you design for future 5G applications not limited to automotive, aerospace, health care, and defense systems.

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