How 5G will impact you?

Dec 7, 2020

Next-generation 5G networks can be 100 times faster than 4G, making communication between devices and servers much quicker. 5G enabled real-time processing of the data from these devices drastically increases the scale at which IoT can be used. Many 5G devices are available commercially now with many more 5G-ready smartphones due to be released this year and next, which will greatly improve download speeds over mobile networks and provide much faster internet services than 4G LTE.

The Internet of Things is growing so fast and with 5G is in place, every piece of technology will soon need a wireless connection to the internet. These technologies will include cars, washing machines, house alarms, farm animal sensors, smart watches, fitness bands, fridges and street lights with sensors for monitoring traffic, etc.,

There are several areas where 5G will result in significant improvement

  • Location accuracy
  • Gaming
  • Adverts
  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
  • Video streaming

The accuracy of positioning with 4G is between 10-500 metres. 5G brings that to within 1 metre. High speed in gaming, low-latency 5G networks will help with transmission of large amounts of data. Improves game play. Many people don’t like ads on their mobile devices. Without network speed constraints, expect advertisers to send interesting video, AR, pinpoint location ads. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality require a lot of data processing. 5G will make it much easier to experience AR/VR on mobile apps. video accounts for 60% of all current mobile Internet traffic, mostly using low-definition formats. 5G will change that, video streaming without buffering and latency becoming a reality.