The new generation of network connectivity: What 5G really means for business
The impact of fifth-generation technology (otherwise known as 5G) on our personal and professional lives will undeniably surpass the future of global telecommunications that we imagine.
5G is more than lightning fast speed, greater bandwidth, and improved uptime. Thinking about the potential behind those benefits, it’s clear that 5G technologies can potentially transform industries, from operations through to communications and smarter business applications.
It will influence every piece of technology we touch.
For organizations, with 5G enabling the real-time sending and receiving of information, we will be able to remotely interact with others, or characters controlled by others, with no lag. Training and development programs can become global. Manual and laborious tasks can be undertaken efficiently and wirelessly by robots. Local city councils can message about the best quality route into a city based on traffic conditions at any particular time of the day.
And in healthcare, for example, 5G will enable incredible innovations such as remote robotic surgery and personalized medicine based on data from wearable health trackers. But think beyond the immediate – the monitoring of our health in this manner may then result in the price of insurance premiums being dictated by our lifestyles. And all of this facilitated by 5G’s industrial-scale transfer of sensitive data.