By now, 5G technology has been rolled out to most major markets, and more and more consumers are starting to take advantage of it. Most people now recognize the obvious benefits of 5G over previous generations of wireless networks–things like lower latency, larger bandwidth, faster data speeds, greater reliability, extended battery life, etc. But at the same time, we’re just now beginning to understand the potential of 5G to strengthen a wide range of applications that not only improves convenience for your customers, but can also improve their overall quality of life. Many of these benefits have to do with 5G’s ability to improve connections with the Internet of Things (IoT), for example. Let’s look at four hidden benefits 5G offers that many of your customers have yet to discover.
Improving Education Options
The enhanced bandwidth, low latency, and reliability of 5G is poised to do wonders for the classroom, both in-person and virtual. 5G will enable more immersive and interactive learning experiences, with real-time content and collaboration between students and teachers regardless of location. The days of the one-size-fits-all approach to education are numbered; 5G will also give educators the ability to tailor instruction to better meet the needs of individual students.
Enhancing Healthcare Services
From telemedicine to remote surgery to real-time monitoring of patient vitals, 5G is already starting to change the way healthcare is delivered. But that’s just the beginning; in the years to come, 5G may give rise to new and innovative treatments and cures for a wide range of diseases and conditions. Healthcare providers will have access to previously unattainable levels of data and analytics, which will help them make more informed decisions about patient care. Additionally, patient medical devices that connect via 5G will transmit and receive data more efficiently, giving healthcare providers the advantage in adjusting treatments in real time.
Improving Public Safety
5G technology can be a powerful tool for improving public safety. By connecting devices like surveillance cameras, drones, and sensors to the network, first responders will have real-time access to critical information that can help them save lives. In the event of a natural disaster or other large-scale emergencies, 5G can help keep people safe and connected when traditional communications infrastructure is unavailable.
Extending the Internet to Remote Areas
While 5G rollouts have begun with the major markets, it has the potential to make network connections more accessible in remote places. Previously, wireless networks relied on large cell towers which were expensive and took time to build. By contrast, 5G is carried by less intrusive small cell installations placed closer together, which only take a couple of hours to install. This will make it much easier to “spread the net” of wireless connectivity across areas of the globe that before could not have access because cell towers were impractical.
Enabling Smarter Cities
Combined with AI and machine learning technologies, 5G will play a major role in the development of “smart cities”, connecting everything from traffic lights and parking meters to air quality monitors and waste management systems. This will give cities the ability to reduce congestion, improve air quality, and make other vital services more efficient. In addition, 5G will enable new applications like augmented reality and virtual reality, which can be used for everything from city planning to tourism.
If you have not yet made 5G available to your customer base, or if you’re looking to expand 5G connectivity for your network, Tri-Power Electrical is here to help. We specialize in 5G small cell installation and building infrastructure to help you serve your customers more reliably. Contact us to learn more.