5G Applications represent opportunities for consumers, homes, businesses, and communities. Delivering enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC), and massive Machine type communications (mMTC). 5G will help reduce inequality by increasing access and lowering the cost of essential services such as healthcare and education services. 5G will help to reduce carbon footprint and conserve natural resources. 5G Technology is probably one of the most awaited technology changes we are expecting because of the numerous benefits associated with the introduction of this technology. 5G technology is expected to fuel a lot of future industries covering nearly every industry from Education to Transportation, Entertainment to Healthcare, and much more.
5G technology is built on three main pillars: enhanced Mobile broadband that will provide mobile network customers and industrial users with enhanced capacities, benefiting B2C, entertainment and media, and various other sectors. Ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (URLLC) will support new use cases in mission-critical applications like autonomous driving, remote surgical operation, industrial automation, etc. Massive machine-type communications (mMTC) will enable industry players to connect massive numbers of devices with specific connectivity requirements in sectors such as manufacturing, utilities, and logistics. Network operators have a central role in 5G deployment as they will run the 5G networks. Equipment vendors develop 5G technologies, define and introduce 5G products (RAN, core network, services, handsets). Spectrum harmonization between national regulatory authorities would support 5G development and the spread of 5G applications as harmonization enables economies of scale and facilitates cross-border coordination and roaming for end-users.
uRLLC – High Availability, low latency use cases for 5G
uRLLC will be one of the biggest game-changers once 5G is fully deployed.
Autonomous vehicles are one of the most anticipated 5G applications. Vehicle technology is advancing fastly to support the future of autonomous vehicles technology. 5G networks will be an enormous enabler for autonomous vehicles due to the dramatically reduced latency, as vehicles will be able to respond 10-100 times faster than over LTE technologies.
5G IoT in Smart City Infrastructure and Traffic management
Many cities around the world are deploying intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and are planning to support connected vehicle technology. Connected vehicle technology will enable bidirectional communications from vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure to promote safety across transportation systems. Smart cities are now installing sensors in every intersection to detect movement and cause connected and autonomous vehicles to react as needed.
5G IoT Applications in Industrial Automation
The main benefits of 5G technology in the field of Industry Automation space are wireless flexibility, reduced costs, and the viability of the applications which are not possible with the current technology. Industrial Automation is in great use today, which could be seen in the form of robotics at work in factories and supply chain applications. With Industry 4.0, humans and robots will be able to interact and work together.
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
The low latency of 5G will make AR (Augmented Reality) and VR( Virtual Reality) applications both immersive and far more interactive in nature. Sporting events and experiences will be at the top of the 5G applications in the consumer space. More interactive experience with Augmented Reality is in sports arenas.
Faster Internet Speeds
5G Technology will surely revolutionize the current cellular networks and it will provide nearly 10 to 20 GBPS of download speed every second. The 5G Cellular Network is quite similar to the current existing Fiber Internet but the only difference is that 5G Technology is a wireless technology whereas Fibre Network relies on wires for the transfer of data and information. 5G Network will help you make calls and share files using the superfast speed simultaneously when compared to the current existing 4G Cellular Technologies. One of the most important features of the 5G technology is the Low Latency this technology has to offer to its users. It is important because it will be the base for the technologies of the future such as Driverless Cars and Critical Missions Applications.
Entertainment and Multimedia
Researchers and analysts have found that out of the total internet traffic, nearly 55% of it was used only to either watch or download videos in the year 2015. This trend is expected to grow even further in the upcoming years and streaming 4K Videos will be a common trend in the future.
Streaming of this high quality 4K years will take seconds and our virtual world which we experience on our smart devices will be of much better quality.
Internet of Things: Will Connect Nearly Everything
The Internet of Things is considered to be one of the other important areas which are expected to get a major boost with the 5G Technology. The Internet of Things will be connecting nearly every device we use in our day-to-day lives in the future. Our devices, applications, sensors will be connected to each other using the Internet and will be in sync with each other.
Our dream of making Smart Cities will not only be a dream in the future with the 5G Technology as we will be able to control some major applications of these cities like Traffic Management, Local Area Broadcasting, Instant updates of weather, smart lighting of the streets, managing the water resources, responding to any emergencies and managing the crowds.
Our farmers will also benefit a lot because of the introduction of 5G technology because farmers will be able to use GPS technology to track the location of their livestock and they will be able to manage them easily. They will also be able to use smart sensors and will be able to control irrigation and will be able to manage their energy expenditures much more efficiently.
5G IoT Applications for Drones
Drones have a vast and growing set of use cases. Logistics and retail companies are using drones for the delivery of goods. 5G will also extend the reach of controllers beyond a few kilometers or miles.
5G applications will give a major boost across a range of industries and use cases.