5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology is now available and rolling out in Australia.
The connectivity benefits of 5G will make businesses more dynamic, efficient, and give consumers access to more content experiences faster than ever before. Super-connected autonomous cars, smart communities, industrial IoT, immersive education—they all will rely on 5G.
5G is also expected to allow for up to 1 million devices functioning at full capability in 1 square kilometer. Energy, Efficiency, and Service Deployment are the next key areas that will be changed by 5G, allowing for devices to consume a staggering 90% less energy in data operations compared to 4G networks.
5G will bring a world where little storage on your phone is required because everything, including mobile apps, are instantly available from the cloud.
To take this further, imagine a gaming console that works years longer than what a current one does today because you will never have to upgrade.
Instead of getting a different console with a new disc reader that supports bigger games, or better hardware to handle the newest titles, all of that processing power could be offloaded to a remote server and then streamed to directly to a device in real-time.
Some early, and simple, examples of 5G AR include projecting emails and text messages into the room or creating multiple floating monitors to extend a users computer’s display. It will be like erecting a virtual HDTV into a living room.
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are very bandwidth-demanding technologies, which 5G can handle with no problem.
Right now, AR and VR require bulky headsets, with the technology either embedded in the device or linked to a computer via a hardwire connection to help with latency. With 5G, the headsets can get much lighter, with the connection able to instantly stream content from the cloud.
Where we are today in Australia is only three mobile phones – the LG V50, Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, and the Oppo Reno 5G, along with the HTC 5G Hub which is offered at the home user looking for super-fast broadband.
It is happening fast, so hold on tight.