5 Reasons to Look Forward to 5G
The next generation mobile network is more than “just” crazy speeds …
We are approaching a society where everything and everyone is connected through the internet – at tremendous speeds, thanks to the 5G network.
Many mobile operators recently opened 5G pilots in limited areas , and are thus well on track before next year’s large-scale rollout of the super network of the future.
And there are several reasons to rejoice. Here are five of them …
1. Huge speeds
That being said, first of all: 5G will offer incredible speeds.
– Year after year, data usage is growing by between 50 and 100 percent. 5G will enable much more data to be transported than today’s 4G network, and is therefore far more mature to cope with our increasingly advanced data usage.
According to recent 5G test results , we will notice this especially when streaming or using entertainment services:
– Playing on 5G will go like a dream, with speeds at the level of fiber.
The fact that there is hardly any latency to talk about in the 5G network is also something that will delight many online players.
2. Ski-sharing networks
Networked slices are different networks built on top of the underlying mobile network. In practice, this will mean that, for example, health services, industrial areas and zones for autonomous vehicles will each have their own customized network – but on the same mobile network.
– 5G will be so good that companies can have their own data connection configurations tailored to the individual business. The mobile network no longer becomes “one size fits all”.
3. Guaranteed quality of service
With 5G, it is possible to offer guaranteed service quality, or Quality of Service (QoS).
For example, many players, including Telenor, are working to facilitate self-driving, autonomous vehicles. When these roll out on Norwegian roads, it is crucial that they always have a secure, stable and fast connection through the mobile network.
– Imagine a surgeon performing a remote operation using a robot. It will require extremely fast response time from the network, but with 5G this will be possible.
In short, the time it takes for large amounts of data to be sent back and forth in the 5G network will be close to zero, which opens up an enormous number of opportunities that depend on real-time data – something that is not possible today over the 4G network .
4. “IoT” – everything is connected to everything
You may have heard the term before? The Internet of Things, or the Internet of Industry Things, has been talked about for a while now. It is simple to imagine that billions of devices, sensors, machines and things are connected to the Internet at any given time.
Admittedly, this is also being rolled out in today’s 4G network, but the 5G network will have the capacity to handle even more devices.
– Every Sunday when I cook in the oven, I think how nice it would be to be able to sit on the sofa and control the temperature in the oven and have a complete overview of the cooking.
With the 5G network we will see that more and more things are connected to the network, which can give us a more efficient and comfortable everyday life.
5. Full use of VR and AR
Because of the huge amount of data virtual reality equipment requires, many believe that 5G will be able to bring out the full potential of the technology – as data can be sent back and forth between the screens and a real-time server. The same applies to so-called augmented reality (shortened to “AR”).
VR includes technology that closes the outside world and lets you unfold in an artificial reality. With AR you can add digital elements to the reality we actually live.
The popular game Pokémon Go is perhaps the best known example of AR technology. As the technology advances, for example, you can get traffic info in a corner of the windshield as you drive home from work, and you and the pod can build complicated Minecraft structures in the park using their own set of AR glasses.
– Many people have the belief that glasses that can do different things will become a reality.
You must know these 5G terminologies:
Network Slicing: The mobile network can be divided into separate networks that work independently of one another
QoS: “Quality of Service”, security against outages, errors and delays
IoT: “Internet of Things”, billions of devices are connected to the web
VR: “Virtual Reality”, technology that encloses the user in an artificial reality
AR: Augmented Reality — augmented reality, adds digital elements to the real world
IoMT:”Internet of Medical Things”, billions of medical related devices are connected to the web
IoIT:”Internet of Industrial Things”, billions of industry devices are connected to the web
- Amram is a technical analyst and partner at DFI Club Research, a high-tech research and advisory firm .He has over 10 years of technical and business experience with leading high-tech companies including Huawei,Nokia,Ericsson on ICT, Semiconductor, Microelectronics Systems and embedded systems.Amram focuses on the business critical points where new technologies drive innovations.