The idiom ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ isn’t lost on us. Over the past half a century, we have made tremendous strides in every walk of life. From healthcare to infrastructure to communication technologies, we have left no stone unturned to make our lives safer and more convenient. The advent of 5G technology has come about as a result of our unrelenting quest for convenience in all walks of life. For instance, 5G network is expected to serve as the foundation for autonomous driving — the holy grail in the automotive industry.
5G technology will also be used heavily in industries, where machines are used. This is because of the low latency properties of 5G networks, which result in real-time communication between humans and machines. Control systems become extremely responsive, and thereby offer control precision.
5G technology offers myriad benefits and advantages even in our day-to-day lives. Here are 7 ways in which 5G technology will change our lives once telecom industries roll out 5G networks in the country.
- Smart homes
5G technology is believed to be the final piece of the puzzle when it comes to the IoT ecosystem. Most of us already own smart appliances, whether it is a smart TV, a smart washing machine, or a smart air conditioner. We also have voice assistants like Google Assistant, Alexa, Bixby and Cortana that offer greater convenience. Additionally, we have the likes of Amazon Echo that use these voice assistants to control our smart devices. We can envision a future where all the appliances in our household are interconnected, and can be controlled using either just our voice, or through a single hub. This is where 5G is expected to significantly reduce the latency, and play an integral role in connecting hundreds — if not millions — of devices.
- Better quality of education
Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, students are now encouraged to attend online classes through their mobile devices. This often results in significant lags and sluggish response. However, 5G mobiles will eliminate these lags with faster response times (almost zero latency). Additionally, 5G technology is also expected to provide faster internet speeds even in remote locations in the country, providing access to quality education, while eliminating issues pertaining to slow internet speeds and unreliable connectivity.
- Wider implementation of ADAS
While we initially talked about self-driving cars, we are still a long way away from getting our hands on such vehicles in India. However, the implementation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (or ADAS) can provide multiple advantages, and help different cars “communicate” with each other. This is done through satellite traffic warning, lane departure alerts, alerting the driver of blind spots, and reducing the chances of cars crashing. While ADAS is available in high-end vehicles, through 5G technology, it can become ubiquitous, which will be of immense help to the drivers.
- Wider acceptance of telehealth
Another consequence of the pandemic is the lack of face-to-face interaction with our doctors or physicians. However, the Indian populace has circumvented this necessity by embracing technology. With 5G networks offering faster internet speeds (both download and upload speeds), patients can send their reports to their physicians via WhatsApp or computer, and have video calls with their doctors. Furthermore, we have devices that monitor our pulse, ECG, blood pressure and other vitals, and through 5G networks, patients can have real-time conversations with doctors, who can monitor their health through the medical devices, and prescribe the relevant medication to them.
- Online concerts and events
Over the past 12 months, various artists and celebrities have come together to put on virtual events and concerts, and with the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of regression, and with the threat of a second wave — and consequently, another extended period of lockdown — looming, we might have to get used to online concerts. However, 5G technology will remove any lags or delays, and while we might not be able to see each other in person, we can still communicate with each other, and enjoy concerts together.
- Better gaming experience
Yet another activity that we used to do in groups is gaming. Given the fact that we might not be able to meet each other for some time, we can still game together. Whether one wants to live stream their gaming sessions on Twitch or YouTube, or wants to communicate with their friends while playing multiplayer games, the faster internet speeds extended by 5G technology will take our gaming experience to the next level.
- Online shopping
While online shopping has certainly replaced the need to go to stores physically, some shoppers still prefer going to the physical stores, as they might not be comfortable with mobile shopping. Furthermore, most shoppers want to try out their new clothes, or want to try on their fashion accessories. 5G mobiles, through augmented reality, can enable e-commerce platforms to provide a preview of how the consumer would look while sporting their new item. Google already has something similar in place, where consumers can try their new lipstick in the United States. Integrating augmented reality with the shopping experience will benefit both the consumer and the e-commerce platforms.
You can now purchase your favourite 5G mobile phone by shopping at the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store. Even if you want to purchase the latest iPhone model, you can stay relaxed about the Apple iPhones price, as these products come bundled with discounts and offers. Additionally, you can use the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card to make the payment, and convert the cost of the device into monthly instalments.