The world of 5G connectivity is almost upon us and Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg says it’s going to change everything.
At the 2019 Consumer Electronics, the CEO of Verizon discussed the key drivers of Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution. CEO Hans Vestberg believes that key technology that will be ushering in a new technological age is 5G.
For those of you outside or unfamiliar with the technology ecosystem, 5G may just seem like a simple step up from our 4G LTE networks, but that’s only a sliver of the truth. In fact, Vestberg seems to insist that there are 8 key areas of technology that 5G technology is going to release.
Speed and Throughput.
That means peak data rates are going to rise up to 10 Gbps and mobile data volumes to 10 terabytes per kilometer. This means that anywhere will cell and data service will be more accessible to the world unlike what we’ve ever seen before.
Mobility, Connected Devices, and the Internet of Things.
Vestberg forecasts that 5G will allow devices traveling at up to 500 km/hr to stay connected to a network. This is unfortunately still too slow for all commercial air travel, but it does increase use cases for wireless connectivity. 5G is also expected to allow for up to 1 million devices functioning at full capability in 1 square kilometer.
Energy, Efficiency, and Service Deployment
Allowing for devices to consume a staggering 90% less energy in data operations compared to 4G networks. Higher efficiency, lower energy, and 5G will also mean that services will take much less time to implement.
Latency and Reliability
He forecasts there will be a 5ms end-to-end travel time. For reference, that’s faster than the blink of an eye and it will likely be 99.999% more reliable as well.
For users on all end of the data spectrum, this means good things for the world of tech. These deliverables and changes to the technology industry rely heavily on Verizon and other tech providers to update their fiber systems, network density, and real estate availability.
5G is for more than your phone, it’s for connecting the entire world to faster better internet and it looks to be here soon.
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