07/09/2019
4 industries that 5G is transforming

Life is about to become lag-free.

5G technology is here, and it’s 100 times faster than current digital networking speeds. Our expertise in helping build the 5G infrastructure, and our cross-industry Sketch-to-Scale® solutions are designed with 5G top of mind.

In this post, we look at 4 industries 5G is transforming:

1. Mobility


5G offers safety for autonomous vehicles (AVs) on the road. It will radically reduce latency and deliver the reliability needed for safe transportation. Leading technologies like LiDAR will provide 360-degree views and 3D mapping technology, while high-tech sensors [ link to sensors page ] will handle collision avoidance by transmitting large volumes through the transportation network.

5G provides the technology to deliver the information to help vehicles react quickly and keep passengers safe. Integrating real-time information about road hazards, weather, other vehicles, news and infrastructure, 5G is the catalyst that will move autonomous transportation forward.

2. Communications

 

5G will dramatically speed up and improve communications for smart city infrastructure, not only for safer autonomous vehicles, but for all connected devices. 5G will also enable vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, helping reduce accidents, alleviate traffic jams and lower pollution.

You need a lot of data to manage a street light system that allows maintenance crews to see every faulty or burnt-out light bulb, or to run an intelligent water and sewage system that uses sensors to gather data on pressure, leaks and blockages. 5G can provide the data at real-time speeds.

With faster communications, traffic lights, toll booths and other infrastructure data can be analyzed instantly to improve road patterns and even re-draw the roads. The resulting infrastructure will mean safer, more sustainable places to live. Already, Barcelona and Oslo are integrating “smart” lighting, operations grids and traffic monitoring defining the smart city of tomorrow.

3. Healthcare

 

5G-powered healthcare will mean delivering more personalized care, wherever it is needed. Higher communication speeds will link telehealth programs, apps, medical devices, EMR’s, and even high-speed video consults to isolated patients for everything from neurology to pediatrics.

Telehealth programs can help reduce costs by 60-70%1, enabled by high-speed video consults and instant access to extensive health record data. You can get better quality care on demand, when needed. Predictive analytics will improve diagnosis accuracy, making more personalized care possible.

5G amounts to nearly $76 billion in potential revenue by 2026 for the healthcare industry, according to Ericsson. From home care to high-urgency situations, 5G will dramatically transform healthcare as we know it.

 4. Industrial

 

Manufacturing is likely where 5G could have its biggest impact, according to Qualcomm—boosting global GDP growth by an estimated $3 trillion by 2035.

There will be thousands of sensors in machines across the factory floor continuously transmitting and analyzing data on operations and performance. Predict a breakdown before damage occurs, adjust speeds without human input, and regulate temperatures to optimize output. Confidently take preemptive actions with the reliable data you extract from your machinery.

Source: INTELLIGENCE Magazine, 8th edition, May 2017

 

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