Hey there, today we are going to learn about another service provided by the 5G cellular technology, eMBB. If you guys haven’t read about mMTC, make sure to read my previous blog here.


eMBB or Enhanced Mobile BroadBand is a service meant for use cases that require very high bandwidth and ultra-low latency. Now, you guys may be wondering about the different use cases. I am going to give a very real-life example of the use case. Most guys and girls nowadays love sports. Now, you may have noticed that, if a player hits a six on the field, and you are watching the match on your television, you will see the sixer about a few seconds delayed. Why does that happen? The processing and satellite communications take some time to reach the viewer. That is what we call “latency”.

Now, what if I tell you that you can view the match in real-time without any delay, without any lag. Whatever may be your location, hill stations, or beaches, you will be able to enjoy your match on your mobile or television flawlessly and lag-free. This is where eMBB comes into the picture. 

eMBB, also known as “extreme mobile broadband” provides throughput beyond one can imagine. However, eMBB offers more than simply quicker download speeds; it also provides new options and a more seamless user experience.

Use Cases:

Enhancing User and Viewer experience:

The demand for connectivity and bandwidth is expanding tremendously in public venues such as stadiums and arenas. Thousands of people are connecting to the internet and sharing their experiences through apps on their mobile devices.

eMBB can manage “hot spot” conditions like this, giving consumers improved internet connectivity both indoors and outside in densely crowded places. People will benefit from uninterrupted connectivity, but event organizers will also benefit from new opportunities to build immersive fan experiences. Fans could get real-time mobile access to immediate replays and behind-the-scenes video footage that is usually reserved for home viewers thanks to upgraded video capabilities and increased network bandwidth.

Smarter Cities:

eMBB will eventually work on more connected devices than smartphones, opening up new possibilities for intelligent cities. Consider how cities could improve safety and security by installing AR/VR-enabled camera devices in crucial spots.

When dispatching paramedics to a car accident, monitoring traffic flow and integrating this input to immediate AI analysis could save vital seconds. Police, tow trucks, and other service vehicles, including drones, may all be despatched at the same time, clearing the traffic jam faster and restoring normalcy.

Untethered Virtual Experience:

eMBB will support important functions of our daily work lives—in addition to facilitating the consumption and sharing of multimedia material at scale and the deployment of big data applications for smart cities.

5G will untether our work, from commuters downloading cloud-based apps on their way to work to field workers connecting with the office, to a full smart office where all gadgets are wirelessly and seamlessly connected.

It will also enable applications such as client and internal meetings that require fully immersive VR and AR experiences. Imagine being able to join a conference from anywhere, with 360-degree video, lag-free interaction, and even real-time translation. Businesses will also be able to offer new experiences that allow customers to take a virtual tour of a design or concept. Alternatively, VR simulated training for staff helps in improving overall service delivery, safety, and event regulatory compliance services.

If eMBB for VR/AR interests the readers, they can read more here.