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5 Examples of 5G in Action
5G is coming soon and it’s going to make communication faster and easier. Here are five examples of the benefits that the new ultra-fast mobile communication standard is likely to bring soon to wireless bandwidth near you:
An Ericsson manufacturing facility in Estonia now uses 5G -powered augmented reality technology for higher speed and lower latency. The technology makes it easier to troubleshoot issues in the process to reduce machine breakdown costs and production downtime while increasing productivity by 50%.
5G’s biggest advantage is faster, lower-latency downloads: a full-length feature film that used to take 7-minutes under 4G will only take 6-seconds with low-latency 5G technology, as clocked in early tests by by Verizon and T-Mobile.
Low-latency, cloud-based streaming services like Microsoft’s Project xCloud and Google Stadia will benefit massively from 5G. The new protocol will also lead to faster streaming and more seamless connections for gaming, live video streaming, and video calls.
Localized and faster mobile broadband networks are poised to enhance the urban infrastructure of next-generation cities. In Barcelona, for example, sensor-embedded parking spots help drivers find free parking spaces easily, reducing congestion and boosting fuel efficiency.
Connected cars will benefit from 5G too, through enhanced telematics applications such as vehicle diagnostics, location tracking, user insurance, video surveillance, and much more. Harman, for example, has launched a 5G Telecommunications Control Unit, that increases reliability, minimizes lag issues, and improves autonomous operations.