At the beginning of the internet era, technological revolutions seemed to occur repeatedly. Since then, there have been lulls in pretty much every area relating to technology. Mobile devices have minimal upgrades, internet speeds have stagnated, and people are already leaving specific social media platforms. Many IT networking companies are banking on 5G technology to usher in an entirely new era for interconnectivity. Promising speeds that will dwarf those of 4G many times over, cell phone manufacturers are beginning to release 5G compatible devices. However, as the majority focuses on new devices, the network infrastructure needed to make this initiative possible often goes overlooked. Once these networks are positioned and intertwined properly, society will never be the same.
Introducing the Internet-of-Things
Smart home-assistants are the new craze when it comes to new technology to showcase in your household. These devices continuously learn based on the data they intake and provide better information to you over time. Now, imagine this type of human-machine relationship anywhere and everywhere 5G networks exist. For instance, if you are an individual who catches the bus to work, you could be alerted when your bus is running behind. Accompanying this functionality with the ability to see the bus’ position in real time, you would be able to position yourself at the stop at precisely the right moment. Enhancing public transportation is only one of an endless amount of examples 5G networks will provide.
Experiencing Instantaneous Communication
While the internet connectivity you currently experience is unbelievable, there are still occasional hiccups and delays in terms of communication. Sometimes, text messages lag behind schedule, or that critical email needs to be resent multiple times before it is delivered. With 5G networks positioned across the country, remote forms of communication will happen instantaneously due to the difference in wavelengths. The installation of these networks is quite controversial at this time, so it will be interesting to see which municipalities become 5G dead zones.