Fifth generation - or 5G - is the new and improved mobile broadband internet that began rolling out 2019 and will continue expanding in 2020. While you might be interested in how this will affect your everyday cell phone service, it’s time to think bigger and faster – 120 times faster! 5G will mean unprecedented download and streaming speeds but, more than that, it will be able to support 100,000 of devices per km2, more than 50 times the present networks. This biggest benefit of this is close to 0 latency - 1 millisecond (1ms) - anything from smart sensors, industrial automation, and especially augmented and virtual reality will benefit from real time communication. The increased bandwidth will take AR and VR from local to online and networked, enabling almost instantaneous communication between devices.
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Some insights on the impact of 5G on AR and VR at work:
Live is LIVE: seamless connection for teams - local or remote - during global training sessions, video conferencing, and remote support work.
Remote everything: put on your headset and your office goes with you out in the field (as your laboratory, plant, etc.) connected to key data. Access live support, retrieve procedures and process work orders. Remote control everything from a truck, a drone or a turbine, from miles away.
Density brings reliability: the sheer capacity of 5G makes it reliable. Never before have we had the power to support so many devices from so many locations, simultaneously.
Cloud processing: with an AR/VR headset, Biometric performance indexes will be processed in real time, guaranteeing a safe work environment with live monitoring of productivity.
Take it private and control it: avoid concerns around open networks by creating your own company's 5G net, and enjoy the power.
Here a detailed infographic on the many areas 5G will affect our daily lives:
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