From 1G to 5G what all have changed can’t be bundled into words. I still remember my childhood days (late 90’s) watching Hollywood movies where villains used phones bigger than my face and I used to think about how it all works?
Everyone seemed to be satisfied not terrified with the technology at that time, yes I am talking about the first two generations of wireless technology.
The last 25–30 years should be registered as a golden period or I would say revolutionary years in technology innovation and humankind.
Martin Cooper of Motorola made the first publicized handheld mobile phone call on a prototype DynaTAC model on 3 April 1973. The journey of Motorola has been emotional, extraordinary and history-making, but the brand just couldn’t make it up to its full potential.
5G has been hyped for a few years, in 2019 it was officially deployed by big players in the market. 2020 is the year that carriers begin the process of rolling out the new wireless standard. 5G is expected to get a foothold in some of the cities this year.
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Industries influenced by 5G?
5 G will increase efficiency and revenue by facilitating the development of quicker, more reliable networks for healthcare to retain vast quantities of data.
- Expanding telemedicine
- Quickly transmitting large imaging files
- Improving AR, VR and spatial computing
- Reliable, real-time remote monitoring
The healthcare sector can improve the quality of care and patient experience, reduce the cost of care, and more.
5G is poised to help manufacturing production operations become more flexible and efficient, while also improving safety and lowering maintenance costs.
- Cloud control of machines
- Augmented reality
- Perceptive AI eyes on the factory floor
- High-speed decisions
Energy and utilities
5 G technology, can provide more innovative solutions in the development, delivery, storage, and consumption of energy and the next generation of smart grid functionality and performance, would support critical infrastructures such as energy and utilities.
Agricultural processes like water management, fertigation, field health & seed tracking are automated throughout the world by IoT technologies. 5 G would empower data to be gathered in real time to improve productivity, production and protection, enabling farmers to monitor and automate agricultural systems.
Industries like Retail, Financial Services, Media and entertainment, Transportation, and Insurance are also on the list.
These are changes at a bigger level which will make us more effective, fast and also dependent on the technology, perhaps every innovation has its own pro and cons.
Talking about the benefits, once I received a call from an unknown number (expecting to be a girl— college days were fun) I picked up the call and yes it was a girl, a 65-year-old. I got shocked “ It’s my grandma”, she got a new cell phone for herself. Now we talk over a video call.
The three key benefits of 5G networks are:
- Much higher data rate
- Much lower latency
- Increased capacity as the network expands.
5G will enable billions of new connections with speed and security. It will connect everything to everything, hopefully, one day I will have a toilet that is smart enough to understand when to flush (OMG it’s there — out of my reach).
With infinite choices, 5G can lead to one of the greatest technological changes in our lives. It not only changes lives but aims to save it through automated emergency services and car accident prevention. The new industry norm will shift everything from wired vehicles to connected cows.