The wait for the new technology generation of 5G is high, and as its availability approaches it’s expected that questions about it will arise. It’s already known that 5G promises greater connectivity and speed.
However, it’s not only consumers and their smartphones that will be positively impacted. All sectors, from industry to healthcare, will be able to enjoy the many advantages brought by the new technology.
But what is 5G all about? How will it impact the most diverse sectors? If you also have these doubts, keep reading and learn all about the fifth generation of connection technology.
What is the 5G technology?
It’s the fifth-generation mobile network, enabling high-speed data transmission and greater connectivity, i.e. it will support more devices accessing mobile internet at the same time.
Due to its high connectivity, there is fast communication between machines, devices, and objects. By using more antennas, there will be a greater number of transmitters, generating usage density.
Basically, 5G will allow us to do everything we already do, but with incredibly greater speed and range. It will also obviously be instrumental in creating new forms of intelligent life, as well as enabling mass use of autonomous cars, higher video and phone call quality, the use of augmented and virtual reality, delivery drones, traffic monitoring, and many other use cases.
You know when you go to the beach at the end of the year and your internet is slow and glitchy? It happens due to the congestion of existing bands. This kind of problem will be solved with 5G technology, which has greater support for simultaneous data access and consumption.
Not to mention the latency, which will be reduced to a minimum. 5G also makes connections safer, since it has protocols that make it harder for people or malicious software to access them.
Because of the increased capacity for data transfering, the new generation will allow for the transformation of mobility as a whole. There will be easier access, more connected autonomous and electric cars, safer traffic, less congestion, smart traffic lights, much faster deliveries, and new ways of getting around.
With low latency, communication is practically instantaneous, generating greater safety in driving, since self-driving software will be able to make faster and more assertive decisions, especially regarding pedestrians, lanes, cyclists, and other variables that belong together.
It also contributes to corporate mobility, combining the technologies and benefits of mobile devices and cloud computing. That enables quick access to information, generating flexibility, time optimization, and bringing savings for companies. Obviously, for this freedom to exist, the company needs to be digitally transformed.
5G technology will enable an even more innovative and connected future, transforming daily life and optimizing processes everywhere. It will make them more agile and facilitate employees’ activities, especially when used strategically.
As data transmission becomes better, industries tend to use and run their management systems in the cloud, rendering real-time decision-making a reality, since there will be a lot of access flexibility.
The quality of production will also benefit, with instant access to data there is agility in the correction of errors, facilitates preventive maintenance, providing to quickly recognize the focus of a problem, and the creation of machines that enhance the use of resources.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial intelligence is already a reality present in many machines and devices capable of reproducing and learning from human interaction, adapting to new data to perform their tasks increasingly better.
5G will expand the use of AI by rapidly transforming our daily lives, especially regarding the interaction for the use of resources that aim at economic development and improved quality of life, promoting changes that will lead to prosperity.
Thus, artificial intelligence will be increasingly used in healthcare, tourism, industries, logistics, and e-commerce, i.e., wherever there is the possibility that a decision can be made autonomously, there will be an AI.
Internet of Things (IoT)
The internet of things refers to the digital interconnection between objects and the internet. Although it is often seen more in our daily lives, such as programming to turn on the air conditioner, or turning on lights with clapping hands, IoT has uses in both the home and business environments.
Increasingly present in corporations, with the power to integrate and share information in real-time, IoT will have its usability enhanced with 5G technology, as it enables the sharing and access to information nearly instantaneously, allowing further improvement of everyday activities.
One of the biggest differentials will be in allying IoT to BPM to transform processes aiming at increasing productivity and profitability, reducing costs and bureaucracy, avoiding failures and waste, and generating customer satisfaction and loyalty.
BPM manages intelligent objects and applications for correct sequence and execution. Moreover, it manages a high volume of data common to the daily life of any company. Therefore, it is necessary to use a tool capable of providing reports for analysis that has the mobility to use the speed of 5G to access this information regardless of the environment where you are.
5G Technology and the Industries
The new technology will enhance the use of big data and automation within the industry, providing improved production, cooperation, and increased innovation. In addition to the use of cloud storage, the use of 5G could make industries much more technological, being evident in the execution of processes, increasing efficiency, and better use of resources.
Within the industry, 5G facilitates the implementation of AI, IoT, and process automation, generating both production and customer service speed.
In healthcare, the fast connection allows for better patient follow-up, advances in telemedicine, and even the use of AI and augmented reality to perform surgeries and other procedures remotely. Not to mention the use of tools that allows for improved processes, improving management, and helping professionals focus on what matters most, saving lives.
With high speed, information, which is so precious in this type of business because of its confidentiality, can be stored in the cloud, with encryption and easy accessibility.
In agribusiness, 5G allows the use of more efficient applications with a rapid exchange of information, which generates precision agriculture. In addition, it’ll be able to rely on autonomous robots to perform repetitive tasks.
It will be common to use tools that “talk” to other devices, such as electronic collars, allowing the capture and analysis of data concerning feeding, treatment, and general health conditions of livestock. It will also be possible to use drones to check crops, perform yield estimation, and automatically spray the harvests.
5G and the future
Regardless of the industry, management will greatly benefit from 5G technology, especially in terms of low costs and flexibility compared to traditional infrastructure. The possibility of cloud storage means fewer physical storage spaces will be used, generating greater security and avoiding misplacement.
Among other things, when it comes to data and information, the fifth generation allows greater availability, scalability, security, and fast access. All this will impact the end customer as well, who will have much faster services, increasing the number of connected devices and consequently increasing the contact channels with brands.
One fact is that 5G will cause a revolution in our daily lives and allow the emergence of new ways of seeing the world. But, of course, your company doesn’t have to wait until it expands. Digital transformation is at your fingertips, and we would love to assist you in that process.
Talk to our representatives, and get ready for all the changes that the new 5G technology will bring.