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Improve broadband

The move to 5G will undoubtedly change the way we interact with technology on a daily basis, but it is also an absolute necessity if we are to continue using mobile broadband.

In many large metropolitan areas, network operators are running out of LTE capacity. In some cities, users are already experiencing slowdowns during the busy times of the day. 5G adds huge amounts of frequencies in bands that were previously not used for commercial broadband traffic.

Autonomous vehicles

In the future, your vehicle will communicate with other vehicles on the road, inform other vehicles about road conditions, and provide performance information to drivers and automakers. If a car brakes quickly in front of you, your vehicle may know about it immediately and also brakes preventively to avoid a collision. This type of vehicle-to-vehicle communication could ultimately save thousands of lives.

Public safety and infrastructure

5G will enable cities and other communities to work more efficiently. Utilities will be able to easily track usage remotely, sensors will notify building authorities when drains flood or street lights fail, and local authorities will be able to install surveillance cameras quickly and cheaply.

Remote control of devices

With 5G having remarkably low latency, remote control of heavy machines will become a reality. While the primary goal is to reduce the risk in hazardous environments, it will also allow technicians with specialized skills to control machines from anywhere in the world.

Healthcare

The ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC) component of 5G could transform healthcare. As URLLC reduces 5G latency even further than what you'll see with improved mobile broadband, a world of new possibilities opens up. In the years to come, expect improvements in telemedicine, remote recovery, and physical therapy through AR, precision surgery, and even remote surgery.

Do you remember the massive machine communication? mMTC will also play a key role in healthcare. Hospitals can build massive sensor networks to monitor patients, doctors can prescribe smart pills to track compliance, and insurers can even monitor subscribers to determine appropriate treatments and procedures.

IoT

One of the most exciting and crucial aspects of 5G is its impact on the Internet of Things. We currently have sensors that can communicate with each other, but they usually require a lot of resources and quickly consume the LTE data capacity.

With 5G speeds and low latencies, the IoT will be fed by the communication between sensors and intelligent devices (here is again mMTC). Compared to the smart devices currently available on the market, mMTC devices will require fewer resources as a large number of these devices can be connected to a single base station, which makes them much more efficient.