5G is the next generation of Mobile network technology that promises to deliver a humungous change in the way the world operates. The Mobile phone is now a common sight in everyone’s hand giving a very wide range of audiences that would benefit from more instantaneous connectivity.
The Core difference that 5g boasts is the capabilities to provide multi-Gbps speed, ultra low latency, more reliability, massive network capabilities, increased availability and a more uniform user experience across the board.
Full disclosure, the 5g technology, while having its benefits has still come under the scanner due to various political and environmental friction. We won’t be going into those, as it is clear as day, that the implementation of 5G is around the corner and will be a part of our lives come what may. Without further ado, let us take a look at few of the key technological areas and how 5G will impact their growth and existence.
5G and Artificial Intelligence
Today’s AI is only limited by the hardware capabilities that the host system possesses. While there are models out there including Google Cloud, AWS and Microsoft Azure to name a few, there are still limitations in this methodology as the need for high speed data transfer bottlenecks the entire AI Process. With the advent of 5G, the problem of latency and speed is nullified. This allows us to make larger strides in running Artificial Intelligence and Business Intelligence models on the Cloud providing for a more readily available solution to the users and the target audience. Imagine a world where your handheld device can run real-time Ai processes to analyse and provide outputs to you on the go. This is the dream that AI and 5G can achieve if implemented together.
5G and Blockchain
The full implications and applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technology are still being discovered. While the idea was hypothesised a while ago, the technology is still relatively in its younger phases. Distributed Ledger uses can be distinguished broadly, and not exhaustively, in the following categories. :
- Decentralised Storage
- Smart Contracts and Decentralised Apps
- Trusted Oracles or News Sources.
The Uses can be grown further and huge strides are being made in the same. The sheer size of the 5G infrastructure opens up a world of growth in the share economy domain. The 5G era promises a scenario where we see small investors and businesses pooling their money in a decentralised, yet trustworthy eco system investing in the growth of the technology making them active stakeholders as well
5G and Big Data
During the advent of Industry 4.0 Data surpassed its competition to become the most valuable commodity. It changed the way we conduct business and make decisions. Even wars are turning cyber. The race to capture and utilise data is the one that we all are embroiled in. Decisions need to be made based on real time and 5G positions itself perfectly. With low latency and higher speeds, data can be remotely analysed, collected and stored with ease and at much higher speeds.
What makes Big data one of the most impacted technology is the fact that apart from the connectivity infrastructure, the entire domain is already in a position to switch over to 5G and begin crunching.
5G and IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) took the world by storm. Yet somehow we haven’t been able to move beyond the connections offered by Alexa, Google Now and Siri. While products are being developed in the same sphere, the lack of proper fast connectivity is hampering the implementation of such technology on larger scales. Due to the promise of High speeds and instantaneous data transfers paired with the increased availability promises to plug the gaps that we faced with the implementation of IoT on global scales. Apart from the obvious in home automation and automation in transportation there are possibilities in the field of smart manufacturing , smart mining, smart agriculture and so much more. From a “Big Picture” Perspective we can even think bigger and expect entire transportation systems, security systems and even public safety protocols being digitised and automated due to the implementation of 5G.