5G Applications for Network and the Future

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Understanding the importance of 5G technology is just part of understanding 5G applications across all technologies and industries. Thanks to its speed—which can be considerably faster than today’s 4G LTE networks—as well as its reliability and security, the application of 5G technology could spread far and wide.

5G Network Applications

5G provides opportunities for a variety of developments. Across industries, from the public sector to business and more, 5G promises to provide certain advantages over today’s 4G networks. Consider, for instance, the Internet of Things (IoT), or the vast network of all the devices that connect to data—that talk to you, to each other, and back and forth with various servers. This includes smartphones, voice assistants, laptops and PCs, smart TVs, and more. Thanks to the network capacity of 5G Ultra Wideband, even more devices will someday connect to the network and with less latency than 4G.

Because of the speed of 5G Ultra Wideband, there are a variety of use-cases for public safety. For example, this speed could help ensure first responders are notified almost instantaneously of emergencies to help them get to the location with the proper equipment. Additionally, 5G technology is expected to someday connect, under ideal circumstances, devices that are travelling up to 310 miles per hour—which means passengers in fast-moving vehicles and trains might be able to stay connected while they are moving.

5G Future Applications

Next, think about the application of 5G technology in public spaces: Thanks to Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband technology, users can experience faster speeds and ultra-low latency compared to 4G technology. Places like Times Square on New Year’s Eve, university campuses and NFL stadiums could benefit greatly from 5G connectivity—users will eventually be able to stay connected despite being on a network with thousands of other devices competing for the bandwidth.

Even social issues like the water supply may be impacted by 5G network speeds. Today, global water resources and infrastructure are at risk in a variety of ways thanks to aging infrastructure, climate change, and the need for remote access. With the help of 5G, utilities could save money on addressing these issues by way of smart meters, sensors, and more. A future 5G application could entail making water utilities more economical as well as providing staff the technology they need to successfully do their jobs.

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