We live in a more connected world than ever. We have the power to create technology ecosystems in our homes, talk to our devices and get a response, earn a degree from our kitchen table, and even meet with our doctors through a screen.
Technology has reached some pretty incredible heights over the last decade, and we’ve seen the need for connectivity more than ever since Covid-19. However, these days, our need for a strong high-speed internet connection goes beyond entertainment and convenience – technology is pivotal to powering our work, relationships, education, and healthcare.
With shifts in how and why we use technology in our homes and communities today, the discussion on the power of 5G technology to transform our world is more relevant than ever.
What is 5G?
5G is the next generation of mobile connectivity that will either improve or replace your current 4G LTE connection. It will vastly improve the speed (up to 100x faster speeds), quality, and connection of your internet. It is also an attractive technology because of its low power requirements, meaning businesses and homes will save money in the long run on powering their connection.
5G has the ability to vastly improve our daily lives, from faster connections and improved video quality to smarter technology empowering our cities like AI-powered traffic technologies and smarter cars.
Keep reading to explore our bold predictions for 5G in 2021.
Prediction 1: Smarter Cities
5G will impact almost every facet of our lives. But, there may be no bigger effect than on our communities. The newest generation of internet technology will lead to a rise in smarter cars, AI traffic systems, and smart power grids.
We’re predicting a rise in smart technology in our cars from increased Bluetooth capabilities, more self-driving, and more sensors on our vehicles for quicker and safer driving.
5G technologies will also have the ability to increase the efficiency and safety of traffic in our cities. AI traffic ware will become the norm, improving the flow of traffic and predicting traffic patterns to eliminate congestion on the roads. Power grids will also see an upgrade with 5G, leading to more energy-efficient technologies.
Prediction 2: Better Connection At Home
During Covid-19, the need for connectivity and improved connection has become vital to powering our homes. Our homes have become a hybrid of work, school, and entertainment and we need the technology to support our shift in lifestyles.
5G internet technology will greatly increase the strength of bandwidth available to us in more places. This will mean faster internet connection and speeds, the ability for more devices to be connected in your home, on-the-go, and an improvement in streaming quality from Netflix to Zoom calls.
Prediction 3: Accessible Healthcare
This may be the boldest of our predictions yet, but 5G has the potential to transform our health in ways we maybe couldn’t have imagined until the current global pandemic. Holding appointments with your doctor from home has become a part of our new normal during Covid-19, but 5G may forever alter the ways in which we access our healthcare.
The improvements in internet connection, strength, and speed will enable healthcare professionals to reach their patients in new ways. Telehealth doctor visits will be more secure and 4K streaming quality will be much stronger with better connectivity. The rise in augmented reality may even lead to AR physical therapy in homes or remote surgeries one day. Both patients and doctors will benefit from the nearly infinite possibilities 5G holds.
We’re excited about the possibilities of 5G in 2021 and beyond. The improvements this technology will bring to our internet connection, speed, and depth are incredible and multi-faceted. We’re hopeful that communities across the country will benefit from the advancements 5G offers to our homes, healthcare, and cities.