5G is coming. Are you ready for it? For many, 5G simply represents the next step in the evolution of connectivity; much like the move from 2G to 3G and 3G to 4G. But this couldn’t be farther from the truth. 5G is set to totally change the game. It will have an enormous impact on our daily lives and on the business world – catalysing innovation and enabling a broad range of next generation technologies.
Think incredibly fast data speeds, low latency and improved connectivity. For remote workers, it means uninterrupted productivity and the dawn of more flexible office spaces. For businesses, it means lower costs and tailored networks. It also opens up more organisations to the possibilities of virtual and augmented reality and provides opportunities to connect rural customers to solutions they weren’t able to access in the past.
Here are a just a few of the industries that will be transformed by 5G:
Manufacturing: If you’re automating your factory, you need a 5G network. 5G offers manufacturers the opportunity to build smart factories. The manufacturing sector can use 5G to boost output by enabling the digital infrastructure required to streamline operations.
Healthcare: The use of IoT applications within the healthcare space is already improving access for patients and giving healthcare providers new opportunities to address medical concerns. 5G enables everything from remote telesurgery and improved patient monitoring to augmented and virtual reality VR training for medical professionals and the introduction of more advanced wearables.
Financial services: With 5G, banking customers can access their accounts using wearables, the introduction of smart devices will make for more positive in-branch experiences and low latency will allow the fintech space to make lightning fast, real-time user experiences possible.
Transportation: Dreaming of cruising down the highway in a nifty, self-driving car? This will only be possible via the extremely low latency offered by 5G connectivity. Why? Well, because these vehicles will need to be fitted with a range of sensors that enable it to respond to different things like the weather, obstacles near the car and road conditions. Being able to track these factors in real-time is the cornerstone of autonomous driving success and 5G will make this possible.
Need a hand ensuring that the switch over is as easy as possible? At Nebula, it’s our job to help our clients find the right tools and technologies to meet their business goals. And once they’ve made their choice, we ensure that their use is properly managed and monitored. Keen to find out more? Complete the form below and we’ll be in touch.