5G has been a largely abstract concept for most people up to now. We know that the next generation of mobile network is going to be faster, broader, and more reliable than before, but to what end?
One of the most immediate applications of 5G that we’ve drawn attention to in the past is 5G fixed wireless broadband. This will see 5G essentially replacing fixed broadband solutions over the ‘final mile’ of fibre cabling to the customer’s premises, making it quicker, easier, and cheaper to get connected to high speed internet at home.
Another practical way in which we’ve talked about 5G having an impact is 5G TV. We already know that the next generation of mobile network will be able to support the streaming of ultra high-definition (UHD) video content to mobile devices, but its formidable bandwidth and greater reliability could enable it to replace traditional satellite and cable TV services too.
Of course, both of these examples are near-term, and are essentially replicating and replacing consumer technology that we already have. What about the truly transformative big picture stuff?
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei recently published a white paper outlining a number of potential 5G use cases across ten key industries.
Here are just a handful of practical examples highlighted by Huawei:
Read white paper hereBack
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