Take note, everyone. With 5G already at our doorstep- the future of gaming, medicine and everything else is about to change forever. We are entering an exciting era indeed especially for the telecommunications industry thanks to the arrival of this faster, and smarter generation of wireless technology.
Think self-driving cars, real-time virtual reality, the Internet of Things, powering smart cities and best of all- streaming your favorite movies on the spot!
What Is So Special About 5G?
5G, or otherwise known as the fifth-generation cellular network is the next generation of mobile broadband that will eventually replace your 4G LTE connection. Seeing how we can tap into its high radiofrequency and millimetre wave technology, we are now able to download and upload exponentially at faster speeds with low latency, which is the amount of delay when devices send and receive information over wireless networks.
How fast of a 5G connection are we talking about here? Do you think a 6-minute download of a movie is fast? That is what our existing and also the fastest cellular network, 4G LTE can do. However, you can download a full-length feature movie only within a few seconds with 5G! It can potentially overtake 4G speed by 20 times with its download speed from 10 to 20 gigabits per second.
Alright, Besides Having Really Fast Smartphones -Which Industries Will Benefit Most from 5G? With such a powerful game-changer among us, let us take a look at the boundless possibilities it has for these top industries that will benefit both individual users and businesses:
This latest upgrade of mobile technology will spark evolution on telecom networks. Due to its spectacular broadband speed, 5G will greatly enhance user experiences when it comes to performing network shared tasks such as large files downloads from cloud and HD video streaming. This will result in the immense growth of mobile traffic and data consumption.
Couldn’t be present at the location to oversee your heavy machinery? No problem. Having 5G enables technicians with specialized skills to operate their factories remotely and perform real-time production inspection using robotics control devices, regardless of where you’re at from anywhere in the world.
Imagine a fleet of self-driving cars on the road communicating data with other vehicles, the road sensors, aerial drones, and traffic lights at the same time driving at least 200 miles an hour. Such invaluable data that we can only dream of having instantaneously at a time can help avoid unwanted accidents. And the best news? It could even end traffic altogether!
Surgeons at a remote surgery without being there physically? Yes, it is possible with 5G! With its ultra-reliable low latency communication, doctors can monitor their patients from afar and decide on suitable treatments for their recovery. Via augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) applications, there will be tremendous improvements in telemedicine, physical therapy, and precision surgery.
All eyes will be on you! Smart cities will experience heightened public safety as street lights equipped with surveillance cameras can relay information quicker with much better response time. Municipalities can operate more efficiently with smart grid efficiencies and sensors can notify the public works department in the occurrence of floods. Plus, there will be no competition for bandwidth access among users within the city!
Is 5G Here Yet?
Not yet, but it will be – very soon. 5G is expected to officially roll out only by March 2020 but it is already being tested across major parts of several United States cities. Nevertheless, 5G is still predominantly, a work in progress as carriers and telco providers are working tirelessly to bring this powerful technology to the table.
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This article is written and brought to you by Michell Lee