8 Things on How 5G Will Revolutionize the Internet
A few decades ago, the internet had seemed like a novelty. Those who could access and use it deemed themselves superior, but it refused to be contained. Today, the internet has pervaded almost every aspect of our lives. It has given completely new meaning to some of the things we do and has added plenty of new ones. These days, you can access the internet and all its resources on the go, as long as you have your smartphone or tablet handy. In a nutshell, we are carrying the internet around in our pockets. With technology like 3G and 4G, it has gotten faster and now 5G is getting all the hype.
The new technology brings the promise of faster internet, the ability to take futuristic digital experiences such as VR and AR mainstream and greater mobile connectivity for businesses. As it seems to have such limitless potential, the question is just how radically it will revolutionize the internet and the way we use the web. It is expected to be in place in early 2018 and will probably be commercialized fully by 2020. Some of the changes that this technology is expected to bring with it are highlighted here:
1. Faster internet will translate to more real-time connections
Faster internet means you can accomplish more with it. Businesses and customers will be able to interact in real-time as they will be able to use live-video with faster internet. 5G will also open doors to greater virtual reality opportunities because it will provide us with amazing speeds.
2. Mobile will be king
Research shows that by 2020, 90% people above the age of 6 will own a smartphone, which means that businesses will become more focused on mobile in order to reach millennials or risk letting the competition get ahead. Attention spans are going to get shorter as 5G will speed up everything so websites, apps and pages will have to keep up because they will get only one chance.
3. Internet connectivity will be wireless
Wireless internet will spread everywhere with the help of 5G and there will be no longer any need for wires or cables to connect to the internet. According to an expert from the internet service provider HughesNet, this will enable businesses and others to consume and use the internet in more ways. Thus, people will no longer be tethered to a wired system and will have the ability of taking a greater bandwidth in the field, which means greater mobility for everyone.
4. Newer realities will surface
There is no denying that mobile will rule everywhere, whether it is our personal life or the business world, but other technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality will also become mainstream. Most importantly, these technologies are going to change the landscape of marketing. Digital experience will truly become a reality with measurable ROIs and this will pave the way for futuristic digital marketing strategies.
5. Faster troubleshooting in the internet of things (IoT)
Usually, diagnostics take about two hours when consumers or businesses send reports of software crashes to developers. But, 5G will bring in change as smart technology will become widespread. This will include smart homes, driverless cars and meters that can all be accessed from a single point. Energy saving will also be possible due to consumer technology as everything will be more accessible and quicker than before.
6. Augmented reality will become prevalent
One of the greatest limitations for augmented reality today is the lack of processing power available. In the foreseeable future, when 5G becomes available, this limitation will be eliminated as there will be no battery problems or other constraints on devices. Yes, cloud can be used today, but there is a limit to the real-time cloud processing that can be done with the bandwidths available. This will all change with 5G as real-time cloud processing will become possible and mobile devices will be able to have truly responsive augmented reality applications.
7. New applications, currently untapped, will surface
As 5G will enable reliable and faster internet communications, we will be able to see larger sets of video in augmented reality, virtual reality and live content in numerous consumer mobile hardware. Additional data can be processed, crunched and sent in real time for apps in various fields like medicine. Thus, apps like medical imaging, autonomous systems and other expert systems that can utilize intensive data processing and compute results in real-time.
8. Seamless cloud and device interaction
There is some division in on-device storage and processing and cloud storage and processing with the current technology available, but 5G will offer greater bandwidth and this will help it in merging the difference. As far as space is concerned, the cloud will always be better, but faster speeds will make this irrelevant as real-time access to limitless storage and processing power will be possible.