5G is the highly anticipated technology that is expected to change the way we live by connecting everything around us. 5G falls into three main categories. 1) enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), 2) ultra-reliable and low latency communications (uRLLC) for critical machine communications, and; 3) massive machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Each application requires a slightly different set of parameters. To facilitate the “enhanced broadband everywhere” concept that comes with 5G, gigabit levels of capacity will be required, which has some wondering if microwave has the wherewithal to backhaul 5G cell sites.