5G promises vast improvements in speed, responsiveness and scale to support all kinds of bandwidth-hungry applications and technologies existing in 2017 and coming tomorrow. Mobile operators expect to deliver 5G mobile download speeds in the gigabits-per-second range, around 50 times faster than existing 4G LTE technology.
Aside from raw speed, perhaps the most transformative feature of 5G technology is its ability to accommodate the tens of billions of connected devices, smart objects and embedded sensors expected to come online in the coming years as the internet of things (IoT) becomes a reality.
5G and Future
By 2020 it is thought that 50 billion to 100 billion devices will be connected to the internet. So, connections that run on different frequency bands will be established to cope with demand. Raising the capacity of a network is a little like widening a road tunnel. If you add more lanes more cars can go through. And ordering makes it more efficient. Some lanes for long-distance, others lanes for local traffic. The increase in numbers of connected devices like self-driving cars – known as the internet thugs. Advances in antenna technology promise an end to sudden data connection drop-outs.This will be essential for safety.
Companies including China’s Huawei are already talking about using 5G to let driverless cars communicate with each other and the infrastructure they pass. An increasing number of companies are already investing in 5G to prepare for the new mobile wireless standard and some of the companies ahead in the game are Samsung, Ericsson, Nokia and Qualcomm.
Samsung is also heavily invested and engaged in 5G efforts. Samsung says it has been working on 5G since 2012 when it began its first mmWave research and development. Ericsson, the Swedish telecommunication company operates at the forefront of 5G hardware development, participating in field trials and research programs with mobile operators around the world. Likewise, Nokia has entered advanced testing phases on new 5G radio access products for eventual development by mobile operators across the world. Qualcomm, an expert in wireless communication technology, is pursuing a parallel development strategy covering 4G, 5G and Wi-Fi. The company is also closely involved with the development of 5G industry standards and production of technological innovations in millimetre wave and antenna technology of 5G development.
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The few of many changes 5G promises to bring according to entrepreneurs:
Jon Rampton, Due – Mobile will dominate. It’s estimated by the year 2020, 90percent of people over 6 years old will have a cell phone. This means that if you’re not focused on making your business experience better on mobile, you’ll miss out. Millennials like myself give something a try. You have five seconds of our attention. If your website, app or business doesn’t work, I’ll never use it again and make sure my friends don’t either. You have only one chance. Make sure everything loads fast, works right and is catered to the 50 percent of the world’s population under 30 years old.
Nicole Munoz, Start Ranking Now – Internet connectivity will become wireless. 5G will bring wireless internet to businesses everywhere. Instead of having cables connecting your business to the internet, 5G will open the way for your business to consume the internet in more ways. Not only will you not be tethered to a wired system, but your workforce can take a broader bandwidth with them out in the field, giving you greater mobility and faster internet. 5G opens the door for truly wireless connectivity everywhere.
Pratham Millat, Outgrow – 5G will bring newer realities to life. Obviously mobile will rule the business space, but other technologies, like augmented reality and virtual reality, will also become mainstream and, most importantly, will change marketing as we know it. The term ‘digital experience.’ which is considered just jargon today, will become associated with tangible ROIs. (Think live walking directions, on-the- go product prices, hologram video conferencing, etc.) As marketers, the world of online marketing as we know it will seep into a new realm. It just furthers the thought that all businesses must invest in futuristic digital marketing strategies.
Anthony Pezzoti, Knowzo.com – Businesses will decrease operational costs while increasing connectivity.The companies that choose to embrace 5G mobile technology could not only decrease their operation costs internally, but also increase their connectivity among employees that either work remotely or travel frequently. With 5G projecting to be 40 times faster than 4G, businesses will be able to utilise the new speeds as well as the rise of IoT to change the way they do business with their customers and employees.
Dan Golden, Be Found Online – There will be a focus on video content. High bandwidth and video content will become much more prevalent. Right now, companies focus on page speed load times to make it work fast on mobile networks. With 5G, bandwidth shouldn’t be a concern. The use of video content will explode with 5G, as will the presence of 3D content. These content types will expand the type of content and how it’s presented, giving brands a lot more flexibility to deliver rich mobile experiences that are currently limited by today’s bandwidth.
Are you awaiting to experience the wireless, superfast internet that provides uninterrupted connectivity? 5G is the solution.