The Road to the Future? What to Expect from 5G

In the year 2020, 5G will be on the rise since it has the potential to change the world.

The arrival of 5G will not only transform tech but it will also provide an entirely new mobile experience. This wireless technology is being introduced with the primary aim to reduce maintenance costs and energy consumption.

According to a study, 5G is expected to deliver speeds up to 100 times faster than typical 4G technology. As 5G technologies have been continuously evolving, it will certainly change the way we spend our lives, our communications will be faster than you can imagine plus our connections will be stronger. But with such sky-high expectations also come some challenges.

When you imagine a future powered by 5G, connected factory devices that “talk” to each other, mobile internet-connected to multiple devices at the same time, different vehicles communicating with the roads they travel on, and accessibility of information at unprecedented speeds will come to mind.

This goes without saying that the new generation of technology opens new opportunities for telecommunications service providers. The arrival of 5G, the fifth-generation network has been the talk of the town lately. But, if you still are not clear about what 5G is all about, this article is for you!

To fully understand the potential of 5G, it’s important to know how it will take the technology world by storm.

Starting Off with Non-Standalone 5G

Let’s face it- The 5G network is more likely to bring a dramatic transformation in mobile technology. The non-standalone 5G networks would show what hyper-fast 5G will look like. Bear in mind that these non-standalone 5G networks try to utilize different radio frequency ranges at the same time.

In particular, they make use of two different higher bandwidths frequencies for faster speeds. This simply means that you would be able to download your favorite movie and TV show far quicker than a 4G LTE network.


One of the most important aspects of 5G are the fact that it has a great impact on the Internet of Things (IoT). Even though we have sensors or devices that are capable of communicating with each other, they need multiple resources and are instantly draining LTE data capacity.

As 5G provides unbeatable speeds and low-latency connectivity in every household, the smart devices could be easily replaced with dumb terminals. These terminals would get their commands or directions from the edge computing systems that are close to them. It will be a whole lot easier for you to control health monitors, kitchen appliances, and climate control systems. In addition to that, the role played by IoT today is more likely to be played by 5G in the future.

Small Cell Infrastructure Could Integrate with the Landscape in a Better Way

In order to cut the costs for 5G operators, 5G uses a smaller transmitter because they consume less energy and power. But the only downside to this is that they could only cover a few service areas as compared to typical 4G towers. Hence, a carrier will feel the need to have more of them so they can be integrated better with the landscape. If you are still confused about how 5G would be a better choice, then you need to do your research using AT&T internet.

Improved Health Care

The availability of ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC) which is a component of 5G has the potential to fundamentally revolutionize health care for individuals, that too nationwide. Since URLLC is responsible for reducing 5G latency, you would be able to witness a big transformation in overall mobile technology and a world of new possibilities will unfold. Patients from rural areas would no longer be forced to alter their lifestyle and move to cities, away from their relatives and livelihood, just to get the level of care and the treatment they deserve.

Not only that, but you will also see a dramatic improvement in precision surgery, telemedicine, remote surgery, and even physical therapy via AR in the years to come. The massive Machine-type Communications (MMTC) is more likely to play a crucial role in the sector of healthcare. With its help, hospitals would be able to create massive sensor networks that can be used to monitor patients, their habits, behaviors, and activities using corresponding sensors in wearables, smartphones, and multiple connected devices. Besides that, even physicians could prescribe smart pills in order to track compliance. Also, the insurers would be allowed to keep track of processes and treatments.

Autonomous Vehicles

Have you ever imagined vehicles communicating with other vehicles on the road? If you haven’t, now is the time to do that! With the arrival of 5G across the U.S., you would be able to witness autonomous vehicles rise at the same rate 5G is deployed.

In the years to come, your vehicle would have the potential to give a performance information and also provide information to automakers and drivers about road conditions, security and more.

Improve broadband

The dramatic transition to 5G will, without a doubt, change the way you interact with technology on a regular basis. However, it is also essential if you want to continue using mobile broadband.

In different metropolitan areas, wireless companies are already running out of LTE capacity. In fact, consumers experience slow internet speeds in some cities as well. That’s the reason why 5G adds a spectrum in bands that are used for commercial broadband traffic.

To Wrap Up

Albeit the fact that 5G is bound to change the way we consume information, entertainment and how we communicate with each other, the change will not happen overnight. Even though some companies have successfully introduced 5G-capable handsets, it might require more time for the proper availability of 5G. But it is expected that the maximum number of 5G connections would exist in the years to come.

Once 5G is fully operational, there will no need for any kind of cable or wire to deliver entertainment or communications service to your mobile device. If everything works, 5G would be the optimum solution for the people who want to stream 8K video in a flash and also wish to download feature-length movies in a matter of seconds. With 5G speeds and connectivity, consumers would be able to crystal-clear video calls and enjoy graphics-rich mobile games without having to deal with lag.

About the Author

Caroline Eastman is a freelance blogger and graduates in IT from the University of South California. She loves to write on the latest information about IoT, technology, and business. She has innovative ideas and shares her experience with her readers.

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