The leap from 3G to 4G was an improvement, however the leap to 5G technology is going to be huge!


The intent of 5G technology is to bring faster data speeds via Wi-Fi transmission with more simultaneous users than the current 4G technology allows.  5G technology will consist of several more, smaller cells than 4G is using now and at higher frequencies with lower power consumption.

Just as over-the-air and satellite television eliminates the need for coax cables run from home-to-home, wireless 5G technology may replace fiber optic cables brought to homes for high-speed internet service.

Indoor Uses

5G technology will, at first, be most prevalent in homes and offices.

A high-speed, localized computer office network, created with 5G technology Wi-Fi, will connect computers, which can then share diagrams, spreadsheets, graphics and more in real-time without any latency.  Each party could make interactive modifications to a shared document without delay.

Such high-speed presents video conferencing from office, home or lab to another with no buffering, lag or freeze frames.

Labs using 5G technology, will have improved 3D virtual reality resolution and interaction times to simulate more realistic walk-throughs of recreated or artificial locations, transportation simulations or other scientific applications.

5G Technology in Vehicles

Cars blazing down the highway, utilizing navigation and collision avoidance systems need to act and react quickly.  The 5G technology will make all vehicles safer.  With plans for self-driving cars, high-speed reaction to traffic signals, emergency vehicles, pedestrians and other vehicles is crucial.

Sensors in vehicles could report real-time road conditions and alert where potholes and other repairs are necessary to other vehicles and city transportation departments.

Vehicles could also self-report accidents, initiating emergency response crews instantly with the details of the location and type of damages.

Remote Healthcare

Having latency issues resolved with 5G technology, high precision, remote surgery would be possible.  Prosthetics could report on a patient’s ambulatory progress for a medical team.

Home health monitoring would provide real-time statistics on a patient and notify family or medical professionals if all is normal or needing immediate attention.

People on the go

Putting 5G technology in clothing, such as shoes or jackets could track an athlete’s, heart rate, blood-oxygen levels and other data: valuable information for the athlete and coach.

Children are known to wander away or get lost at home, in the neighborhood, amusement parks or stores.  A child wearing 5G-enabled clothing can be tracked by parents or approved authorities and immediately located.

A future on the horizon

With 5G technology on the approach, 5G Wi-Fi-enabled devices will usher in a real-time, interactive landscape, connecting humans and devices in ways we have yet to fully imagine.