5G is the newest mobile connectivity technology to hit the world. It comes along with a large number of possibilities. In other words, 5G can revolutionize societies, economies, and the fast-paced lifestyles of people who live out there in the world.
What exactly is 5G?
To begin with, it is important to understand what exactly 5G is. 5G can be considered as the latest mobile cellular technology. It has the potential to improve network coverage, internet speed, and latency associated with mobile networks. Therefore, people who use 5G will be able to get an enhanced experience.
As per the current predictions, 5G will be somewhere between 10 to 100 times faster than the cellular connections that you can find out there in today’s world. In fact, 5G is even faster when compared to fiber optic cables. Therefore, you will be able to use a 5G connection and download a 4K movie within just a few seconds.
What are the benefits that come along with 5G?
- Super-fast speed
Super-fast speed can be considered one of the most prominent benefits of 5G technology. According to the simulations, a 5G network can transfer data at a speed of 190 Mbit/s. This will further increase with the newest advancements to the 4G technology. This is facilitated by Multiple Input and Multiple Output (MIMO) technology. Therefore, you can expect to find more antennas embedded within the 5G device.
- Reduced latency
Reduced latency is another great benefit that 5G technology can offer. In simple terms, latency refers to the response time. Have you experienced a lag when you click on a YouTube link and start streaming on the computer? That’s latency. A considerable amount of latency can be found in the 4G networks, which are now in place. However, latency will be reduced up to 1 millisecond with the implementation of 5G technology.
- More connected devices
The 5G technology will also increase the total number of connected devices. It is another outstanding benefit that comes with it. Therefore, it is in a position to power up the Internet of Things (IoT). We will find it an easy task to have smart homes and even go ahead with bigger concepts such as smart cities with 5G.
Applications of 5G
Along with 5G technology, we can expect the world to transform massively. Here is a list of some of the most prominent applications of 5G out of them. When you go through these applications, you will understand the role played by 5G within human life in the future.
- Smart factories
People in today’s world have already started working with Industry 4.0. In other words, we can find smart factories out there in the world. However, these smart factories are facing a large number of bottlenecks. These bottlenecks can effectively be eliminated along with the introduction of 5G. In other words, 5G would streamline all the processes from design up to distribution. This can contribute to the complete chain of product development. On the other hand, it is also possible to improve product quality by obtaining real-time feedback from the customers.
A product placed in a specific location can easily be routed to a different location due to external factors such as changes in customer demand and climate changes.
- Mixed reality
We can see many applications related to augmented reality and virtual reality out there in the world. 5G will be able to take that to the next level and the introduction of 5G. It will be called mixed reality. All the lags and other issues related to AR and VR will be fixed with mixed reality. We were able to see how Microsoft showcased their latest Holo Lens at MWC. This is a great application of Mixed Reality. It is a lightweight headset, which can bring two worlds together. Therefore, you will be able to interact with two different worlds in real-time and get your work done most effectively.
- Autonomous vehicles
We could have been autonomous vehicles many years ago. However, latency issues kept them away from coming to the world. In other words, autonomous vehicles have to communicate with each other without any latency while driving on the road. Due to the latency issues in current mobile network technologies, it could not be achieved. However, we will be able to achieve it in the future and the implementation of 5G technology. That’s because 5G reduces latency up to 1 millisecond. Hence, the autonomous vehicles will be able to communicate with each other and drive independently, without being subjected to any accidents as well.
- Smart cities
The smart city concept has been transformed into a reality with 5G technology as well. We all have to use slow internet and slow apps. Our society has used to get things done within a short period of time. We expect to get things done due to our busy life schedules as well. This has created a massive demand for concepts such as smart cities. With the implementation of 5G technology, we are now able to go ahead with concepts such as smart cities and experience all benefits that come with it. It can help us to make everything easy. In other words, the things that we want in our lives would be at our fingertips. It can also improve the traffic conditions that we can see on the road.
Major tech and telecommunication companies worldwide, such as Nokia and Verizon, have already started working on 5G implementations. Therefore, we can keep our fingers crossed to see these implementations in the world around us.