Twenty-first century life is embedded in smartphones and smart technology. It’s difficult to imagine what we would do without it; how we used to survive without constant connection to everyone and everything. Smartphones shot to popularity when 3G came on the market, and ever since faster networks have continued to emerge.
With 5G just on the horizon, many of us find ourselves wondering: “How will 5G change things?”
Operating at the Speed of Light
5G will enable users to do everything they were doing before but at a much faster pace. Speeds for data, downloads, and video streaming will all see a drastic capability change as 5G begins to roll out to the masses. Access to the cloud should be almost instantaneous, and downloads should be easier than ever to complete.
Speaking of the cloud, 5G will deliver extremely low latency, the time between the data request and delivery. 5G was created to bring users a completely innovative real-time experience that they haven’t had previously. It’s expected that new PCs, tablets, and smartphones will all benefit from 5G due to its significantly rapid speed.
Games with multi-player collaboration and live-streaming will be easier to play for users, offering seamless gameplay with rapid level and map downloads. This will be most helpful for players in first-person shooting games, where any lag can cost the character their life.
In order for 5G to reach its full potential, the implementation of wireless edge is imminent. Wireless edge refers to the speed at which intelligence is delivered while also taking into account processing functions happening behind the scenes. Through aid provided by Qualcomm’s inventions and mobile platforms, 5G has been engineered to link high speed and low latency with one another in a unified delivery.
With potential that soars to great heights, 5G can be used for anything from extended reality (XR) to augmented reality (AR), particularly when it comes to the synchronization between user and technology.