When it comes to telecommunication technology, there’s always big talk every time there is a breakthrough on better and more reliable services. While technology has yet to fall under the category of ‘all talk and no show,’ the 5G which many are waiting for simply serves as the icing on the cake. The initial development of 5G technology was undertaken by NASA and M2Mi Corp in April of 2008. Today, we see this technology being deployed by South Korea during the 2018 Winter Olympics. Let’s take a sneak peek at what it will offer users globally once the technology is introduced on a full scale.
So what will 5G do for us? Well, to be exact, 5G will deliver an increase in connectivity that’s never been experienced before. Wireless connectivity will see a rise in speed that reaches a mind-numbing 6,400 Mbps. Essentially, this will make downloading an 800 MB movie achievable in the blink of an eye. Websites could feature HD images and videos on their pages where the total size of one webpage could reach 3.2 GB without any page loading issues. Just imagine where this will take online gaming, let it sink in and let your imagination do the rest.
Transcending 4G & Other Variants
When compared with other technologies, 5G stands out through its sheer performance capabilities and figures showing it to be the fastest internet connection. Here are some of the numbers which reflect its staggering probability:
- Energy efficiencies to increase by 100 times.
- Data rates will exceed present technologies by 10 to 100 times.
- Latency for networks will be reduced by 5 to 10 times.
- The number of connected devices for the service will increase by 10 to 100 times.
- Increase in traffic capacity in a particular area will jump by 100 times.
Creation of Brand New Ecosystem
If the facts above about 5G technology isn’t enough then you’ll just have to wait until the technology finally takes effect around the globe. 5G is much more advanced than the one we experience today. The following is a glimpse at what users will get once 5G technology becomes mainstream:
- Cellular devices will receive 4K streaming services.
- Maps will offer augmented reality elements.
- Remote areas will be capable of receiving e-learning through the use of augmented reality applications.
- Technicians and repairmen will be able to provide better assistance through enhanced virtual reality software.
- warehouses will become highly automated with little to no human activity required to manage them.
- Further developments and integration with IOT will create Smart Cities. These will feature connected homes and offices which are all managed through the exceptional networking tools offered by 5G.
Change in Lifestyles & Humanities
The distribution of 5G networks on large scale will dramatically alter the way we interact with technology. There will be a gradual change where the world will become more adept with new and improved gadgets. Here are some of the most popular assumptions being tossed around so far:
- Emergency first aid for an injury will be administered by medical drones and drone ambulances which will reach even the most remote locations.
- Medical equipment in hospitals will feature smart cabinets for storage of items, syringes, and smart med-beds with various new and advanced features.
- Cloud networking will enable robotic nurses to manage the daily needs of patients through complete control and monitoring.
- Traffic signals and vehicles will be integrated with virtual and augmented reality elements for better management that will reduce rush hour traffic jams.
- Each manufactured product on the planet will have its entire value chain tracked from beginning to end, removing all discrepancies in between.
Though progress is being made on a daily basis to achieve 5G networking as quickly as possible, major telecommunication companies in the U.S. still proclaim that it’s underway. The expected date on the induction of 5G technology for the general public is around 2020. We certainly wish this could be sooner than later, but only time will tell what will happen when this hits worldwide.