Recently, Ericsson, released its annual Ericsson Mobility Report, stating that 5G technology will cover up to 65% of the global population by the end of 2025.
Consumers are desperately waiting for 5G connectivity for their smartphones and home devices. Are you excited for this change in mobile application development?
With this significant technological advancement, people are now going through a ‘hype cycle’ wherein new technologies are met with gushing optimism and dreamy visions of how it’s going to change the world in the blink of an eye.
Before you get into this cycle, let me brief you about how fast your 5G network would be:
- A 5G smartphone will be able to send ultra-high 4K resolution video in seconds.
- It’s a jackpot for gamers and media streamers who would now experience bandwidth-hungry video games, AI and VR technologies seamlessly with a more immersive experience.
- A 5G connected car can travel at 100 km per hour (i.e. 62 miles per hour), according to Huawei Technologies. This would be like a thin line between life and death!
- You also have the chance to connect it to multiple devices around the world, for example, connecting your fitness devices to internet-linked TVs.
5 predictions for mobile technology in 2020
With all the promises of 5G technology, here are my 5 predictions for this technology in 2020:
1. Blazing fast Internet speed
This prediction depicts a future where millennials will be blessed with lower latency, 10x faster data and more bandwidth. With this, all your gadgets will become inter-connected like never before!
Businesses will be able to transfer more data instantly, along with simultaneous credit checks and other information. You’ll also experience a speed-up in real-time reporting capabilities, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and broadcasting platforms like YouTube will explode as people will be able to upload bigger files.
2. The emergence of modern cars and smart cities
As a result, you’ll also see more software embedded vehicles and smart cars designed for smart cities that will get instant updates on congestion and road closures, leading to faster commutes and less congestion.
There will be a surge in modern cars equipped with dozens of sensors, cameras and computers embedded in every system.
With the influx of 5G in AI, your car will be able to drive you home, whilst avoiding congestion in real time. How about taking a virtual test drive from the comfort of your couch with VR glasses and a phone? A salesperson will be with you via telepresence while you take a virtual test drive; he’ll discuss features and schedule delivery without any human involvement.
3. AI-equipped ‘smart’ homes
Smart home applications like darkening windows, climate control, automated shutters, security alarms, AI cameras, facial recognition, energy consumption sensors, and phone-programmed irrigation will become the new norm.
Your smartphones will have an endless number of apps to do all the work for you. You can schedule your contractors, repairers and landscapers to do all the work in real-time.
Through telepresence, you can chat with your friends and family in real-time, and your house will display personal information about your plumber using facial recognition.
4. Unlimited communication
After you have the power of speed and inter-connectivity in your hands, you can get real-time financial and market data. It's a win-win situation for business people, who can determine consumer preferences, spending habits, income analysis, credit history, everything at their fingertips.
Machine learning will come a long way wherein you can automatically target marketing programs and databases that will help you to accurately target your audience and appropriately place your products or services in the market.
There will be a huge change in ecommerce website development and this will undoubtedly change consumer behavior wherein you don't have to work so hard to get the best deals from your favorite brands.
5. Advanced cloud computing and health care
Although 5G speed will aid in transferring a large amount of data in no time, you’ll still have some apps remotely operating large systems in the cloud. Cloud computing will continue to grow in the coming years as more people take advantage of online files, which can be easily accessed and uploaded.
In the coming years, remote telepresence will be huge. You’ll be able to consult your doctor, share your medical history, prescriptions, immunization records instantly through the cloud.
The sensors in wearables and other specialized medical devices will give you all the required information about a disease with one click. You’ll even have a personal doctor right on your wrist! Wristband fitness monitors will give data on your heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, calories, everything at a lightning-fast speed.
The 'unstoppable' 5G
International telecommunications have stated that the first commercial 5G networks will start coming online from 2020. Several mobile network operators are conducting 5G trials in cities like Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, including countries like China and the United States.
To make this a reality, there will be a lot of spending, infrastructure, mobile carriers, manufacture, which will take time. Lastly, I firmly believe that 5G will revolutionize all sectors and will fulfil all the demands of the customers in every way it can.