India is awaiting the arrival of 5G with bated breath. The technology that represents the next level standard of wireless communication, connecting people and devices, is soon going to be launched in the country.
Most Indian telecom companies are testing 5G services and are in the last stages of testing. Which means, in another 4-5 months, 5G would roll out in the country. With superfast speed minus the inactivity, better availability and dependability, 5G aims to promise a more uniform experience for its users.
But how would an average Indian’s life change with the advent of 5G? Let’s check its impact
1. Expected to be at least 100 times faster than the current network, cutting interruptions to less than one-thousandth of a second, with 5G, one will be able to surf the net without buffering, which means the speed of downloading movies and uploading apps will improve.
2. The advent of 5G will also facilitate the unification of AR and VR with the physical world.
3. 5G will prove massively advantageous in the agricultural sector too. GPS Technology coupled with RFID sensors will help farmers navigate and manage livestock easily. Managing energy and irrigational practices using smart sensors will make managing agricultural practices easier.
4. Hospitals and healthcare sector will also benefit immensely with the introduction of 5G. Practicing wireless procedures and using wearables to monitor patients and also alert of any emergency.
5. Road safety with the use of 5G will help enhance public safety, like providing warnings and notifying traffic delays. Merging informatics with telecommunications will also prove beneficial, like for example, a driver can get to now when his or her vehicle need service.
6.Manufacturing industries will also experience advantages while using 5G. Building smart factories using Artificial intelligence and automation, supported with analytic engines and sensors would revolutionize the manufacturing sector.
Major telecom players like Airtel, Jio and Vodafone have conducted extensive trials of 5G in India and have conducted state trials in cities like New Delhi, Gurugram, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kolkata. Telecom companies will add some expansive power to connectivity, supporting upto 1 million connected devices per square metre, in comparison with just 2000 per square km with 4G LTE.
Though the benefits of 5G are way more than 4G, the latter one is expected to run strong for another 4-5 years, after which 5G may become widespread.