5G, the next generation of wireless networks, will provide 10 times better throughput, 10 times lower latency and 100 times higher traffic capacity than current networks.
It will help to improve our work, the quality of life in certain specific scenarios and it will transform all industrial sectors, with immediate effects on some such as robotics, automobiles or health.
Companies that decide to exploit the possibilities of 5G will take the lead in the different sectors.
5G technology will change the way people communicate and also machines.
5G and immersive technologies
With a stream of real-time data, immersive technologies are ready for wide commercial use.
Immersive technology will affect the way content producers, brands, and a wide variety of industries target the market.
Augmented reality will appear more frequently and, along with virtual reality, will establish itself as a digital tool in a wide variety of industries.
A new wave of highly integrated AR and VR experiences is coming that will allow companies to work smarter and more efficiently.
The integration of immersive technologies
Virtual experiences are already present in various social, business and industrial sectors.
The marketing world is waiting with open arms to offer near-reality experiences with the combination of 5G connectivity and augmented reality.
Advertising is no longer one-way with immersive experiences. The consumer is no longer just a receiver, he makes decisions about how the message he receives should be. Experiential marketing adapts to the individual and seeks to generate memory through surprise.
Through geolocation and the camera on your mobile device, augmented reality offers tourists a new way of relating to the environment.
Search for information about places or monuments in real time: history, architectural data, routes, distances … will be some of the data that can be accessed through the combination of 5G speed and augmented reality.
The integration of robotics in our daily environment is going by leaps and bounds by offering new forms of communication with humans, with tools for people and robots to work better and better together.
The combination of augmented reality with voice commands achieves more efficient behaviors, having a forecast of the robot’s behavior.
5G will allow robots to be used remotely, through virtual reality and augmented reality controls.
More safety for the driver and his passengers.
Augmented reality offers us the possibility of having more information without taking our eyes off the road.
The front window of the car can be used as a screen, thus replacing the mobile consultations. It will allow you to see the line of the road when visibility is unlimited or information about the distance traveled.
Immersive learning can create meaningful virtual learning experiences through simulations.
With interactive and more engaging content, students become more interested in subjects and increase their interest, concentration and attention.
Training with immersive technology provides interesting options such as distance classes, in which the teacher and students share a virtual space.
The application of virtual reality in fields such as mental health creating 3D environments that favor the treatment of problems such as phobias, attention deficit or stress management.
Surgical interventions operating thousands of miles away.
To train health and technical personnel, virtually generating emergency situations with critical patients in which users will learn how to behave.
Immersive experiences to test the design and assembly of different products, so that employees can carry out practices in a safe environment. Maintenance tasks, inspections and quality controls are improved.
5G will allow exploring new, more immersive ways to enjoy sporting events from home as if you were in the stadium, offering both spectators in the stands and all professionals at the foot of the track the option of using 5G networks.
Or broadcast an immersive experience to any viewer who is at home, providing them with a 360º view.
Holograms in real time. Can you imagine being able to talk to your holographic boss or your psychologist? This could be possible thanks to the 5G network.
The Evercoast company, of artificial vision and 3D detection software, uses the 5G network to convert people into holograms in real time so that they can “communicate with each other”.
Businesses should seize the opportunity today, without waiting for operators to offer 5G coverage, to implement pilot projects and develop mobile AR / VR solutions that are customer-centric and deliver a compelling experience.
Advantages of 5G over 4G
– More capacity: up to 100 connected devices on the same network with connections that will reach a maximum of 10Gbps.
– More speed: almost 10 times faster than 4G
– Less latency: at a minimum of 1 millisecond, when currently it is around an average of 50.
– Improved user experience in exceptional scenarios such as high mobility (during journeys) or high population density.
5G is not going to replace 4G. They will coexist, today the 3G and 4G networks still coexist. But we are already in year zero of 6G.
Changes in the industry with 5G
Autonomous cars and technological innovations for vehicles, domotic homes, critical infrastructures, a surgeon operating thousands of miles, an engineer operating machinery remotely … everything will be connected.
Control of traffic, health, leisure, customer service and a host of other things using 5G technology and combining it with other technologies, such as augmented reality, virtual reality or holograms.
5G will also allow you to carry out all kinds of remote actions at home: control automated tasks, interact with your pet …
Augmented reality is set to enter a whole new phase of general acceptance in the industry, on our phones and through a whole new class of personal devices, and 5G is going to be at the heart of the revolution.
Differences between virtual reality and augmented reality
Augmented reality allows virtual elements to be added to the user’s reality, while virtual reality presents a totally fictitious reality.
More info: Immersive technology: Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR)