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5G impact on retail | Higher speeds, lower latency, and AR

Chafic Traboulsi, Vice President and Head of Networks, Middle East and Africa, Ericsson, spoke on the potential of 5G to transform the retail experience.

5G will bring "higher speeds, better latency, we can see those new apps being developed" "Telecoms is a fast moving industry, but there's a lot of latency in companies driving this ecosystem" "5G will carry probably by 2023 more data than what the total 4G networks are carrying today"

"The first asset that 5G adds is the use of different frequencies and much more frequencies in the network, which means that you can probably reach in an easier fashion, higher speeds. But the standard, the way it is written, it also gives you low latency – much lower latency than you would have in LTE," said Chafic Traboulsi, Vice President and Head of Networks, Middle East and Africa, Ericsson, during an exclusive interview with AMEinfo.

Chafic Traboulsi spoke about how 5G has the potential to transform the retail experience; the changes 5G beckons and the benefits of high-speed connectivity in an era dominated by IoT. 

"If we are thinking to use any virtual reality in the retail experience – you come to the store, you can see the clothes on you or etc. These will have to benefit from high speeds, but also low latencies. You want to see things properly in front of you; you want to see the movement of whatever virtual person you're looking at wearing the clothes you want," Chafic Traboulsi said, giving a glimpse of what 5G can add to the retail experience. Watch all this and more in the video above!