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With 5G, you’ll get office WiFi speeds on the go, so downloading critical documents will take seconds. In fact, 5G is up to 10 times faster than 4G, with average speeds of 150-250Mbps – compared to 23-35 Mbps for 4G. Plus, its improved outdoor coverage will allow you to monitor assets in remote locations using IoT technology such as smart cameras.
Imagine an engineer looking at a virtual layout of a system and fixing it with remote assistance – all in real time. 5G will make this possible by drastically reducing any delays in connectivity and data sharing. Augmented Reality (AR) will become more widely used by businesses to boost productivity.
The development of 5G will enable some truly exciting possibilities across many industries. With the ability to transform your processes, you’ll be able to work smarter and improve efficiency. The 5G network is just the start of a journey that’s taking us towards innovations like self-driving cars, smarter homes and businesses, and things we haven’t even realised we need yet.
5G will enable many more devices to connect at once. Attending a big event or travelling for work? Our 5G will mean that no matter the crowd, you can get on with whatever you need to. And in the future it will empower innovations such as smart cities – where all kinds of smart enabled devices provide real-time data that can be analysed to make our lives safer and better.
The applications of 5G are endless and wide-ranging – everything from surgery and prison inspections to automated factories. We’ve already used 5G to operate a crane in real time from over 70km away, and pilot a driverless car. 5G’s much faster response times will allow people to do dangerous jobs, or work requiring fine motor skills, from a distance.
Virtual and augmented reality is already being used in gaming, entertainment and shopping apps. But with 5G, we could start to see it become part of our working day. It will allow you to take collaboration and communication to the next level – responding to customers and communicating with colleagues with virtual interactions that feel real.
In the latest in our long history of communication firsts, we made the world’s first holographic phone call using 5G. We beamed England football star Steph Houghton on stage as a hologram to chat with a young fan.
Can we really trust robots? Should we be putting the brakes on self-driving cars? Isn’t it time tech made our jobs easier and safer? And what will happen when we throw 5G into the mix?
Jason Bradbury and Stuart Witts hear about a futuristic car that can see around corners, and talk to the retrieval team at Great Ormond Street about using connected ambulances to save children’s lives.