Probably one of the most exciting news about the internet today, the 5G connection, has sparked significant interest over time. The countdown to the 5G revolution has begun, and the explosion of connected devices, such as television, speakers, mobile phones, and security systems among others, is only going to intensify.
It will undoubtedly disrupt the way we live and work positively. As the next big thing in the journey of digital transformation, 5G will have an enormous impact on humanity. It will go beyond mobile broadband and impact self-sustaining modern human establishments like robotics, smart cities and self-driving cars, and foster innovation in critical sectors such as education, agriculture, and health care.
This is possible because of the low latency capabilities of 5G. With current networks, it takes approximately 100 milliseconds for information to travel across a network. This speed is very satisfying to the users, but there is still a lag that makes it impossible to communicate in real time. With 5G, that latency is expected to be going down to 1 millisecond.
However, there are a lot of obstacles trials we need to overcome. Obstacles such as cost and regulatory oversight will need to be resolved before the low latency capabilities of 5G can open up a new world of possibilities. When we talk about investment the communication service providers are going to need billions of dollars in infrastructure to enable 5G. And this included the base stations, fiber optic cables, and a lot more antennas, all of which must be in place before 5G can be widely adopted.
Additionally, governments and regulatory bodies will need to monitor advances and make it easier for telecommunication companies to invest in upgrading technology. They will need to enact policies to enable new revenue models, like data monetization and content management.
By the year 2020, this has been made the year in which 5G will become commercially viable. As the world gears up for 5G implementation, translating the 5G promise into real impactful human experiences remains the challenge. And we all know that the developed cities are the first to experience 5G, as rural areas currently lack the infrastructure to support the network, and we are not counting here the months we need a year to develop and implement before the whole world is connected. The future of this dream connection depends on the successful rollout and implementation of 5G; once we are there the massive revolutionary will experience the world.