We’re told that 5G will change our world in a multitude of ways. It will be a change akin to the shift from typewriter to computer. But how will it impact our day to day life? What will it offer us apart from a much faster internet connection?
5G is said to be a completely different technology. It utilizes new frequencies and shorter wavelengths that provide a level of connectivity that the world has never seen before.
A key feature of 5G is low latency. This means that video conferencing will have stable and fast connections, the likes of which have so far not been experienced. It will impact everything from video games to marketing. It will open up a level of global interconnectedness that has so far been beyond our reach.
Smarter homes and cities
5G will help smart home and smart city technology advance by leaps and bounds. It will connect with the Internet of Things into your home and business. It will help offer better security, lighting, audio, and lower operating costs.
According to The International Journal of ICT Economy, Governance, and Society, 5G will provide connectivity to 90 percent of the world’s population by 2027. This will open up new markets that were thought to be too remote to cater to. 5G will also allow doctors in one part of the world to perform surgeries on patients in different locations. The connection speed, coupled with low latency means that there will be no delay in the surgeon giving an instruction and the remote device performing it. It will revolutionize the world of medicine and make healthcare accessible to people no matter where they are.
Another impact of 5G’s low latency will be the development of autonomous vehicles. The 5G network will allow these vehicles to connect to the network and each other and share information in a manner that will be faster and more reliable. These vehicles will be able to communicate with the infrastructure set up for them and with other vehicles seamlessly and without and lapse. Commercial applications of autonomous vehicles are claimed to help bring down labor costs and reduce delivery times in the supply chain.