Every few years there is a technological development that takes the world by storm and renders everything that came before it obsolete. The proposed 5G mobile communication technology isn’t even here yet and it is already redefining international telecommunications and technology standards. 5G in India is expected to launch in 2020 and telecommunications and technology giants have already begun laying the groundwork for a smooth transition.

While the industries are abuzz with anticipation, what do 5G mobile networks actually mean for the average user? Simply put: faster, smoother, more reliable connectivity on your smartphone and other mobile devices. Every new generation of mobile communications technology aims at building on its predecessors and improving user experience. 5G promises to be more intuitive, seamless and reliable than anything we’ve seen so far. 4G mobiles have become de rigueur all over India and the world and 5G promises to be even faster, with download speeds of 1GBps to become the basic standard. The long and short of it is that you’re always going to be connected, no matter where you go. Whether you’re using your new mobile network to browse your social media feed or conduct important business interviews and meetings via video calling services, there will be no more worries about connectivity, call drops, poor audio/video quality and more.

5G Mobile Networks are the Future of Communication

The current 4G smartphone user is aware of minor tradeoffs that they have to make on a daily basis between different services on their device. If you’re using a particular service or application, you’re going to have compromised speeds or connectivity issues on another front. You may have to switch between different tasks or switch off entirely on one end to be able to achieve another quickly. Even though 4G India mobile networks are staggeringly popular, the user experience does leave something to be desired. To that end, 5G mobile networks will allow you to enjoy optimum performance on all fronts on all devices all the time. We’re talking about 100% coverage, up to 10GBps of data speeds, up to 100 devices operating perfectly per unit area, 99.99% accessibility and 1-milisecond latency rates.

That’s not all though. While the allure of 5G in India –and globally– for the regular mobile phone user is undoubtedly its promise of greater speeds and trouble-free connectivity, 5G technology also hopes to reach far beyond the scope of the current mobile communication networks. The real power of 5G mobile technologies will be in their ability to expand beyond mobile phone applications and across greater realms: we’re talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) and more.

The USP of 5G mobile technologies is achieving the perfect balance between costs, speeds and latency. The goal is to apply this next generation of avant-garde technology to situations and systems that can benefit from it –and are not just limited to mobile phones. For instance, 5G technology will help make self-driving cars a mainstream choice because the lowered latency of the 5G technology will enable rapid, real-time communication between different services and systems engaged on the concerned cloud, thus allowing for safer and more efficient functioning. In other words, 5G mobile and telecommunications platforms are going to be the key to any and all settings where unfettered communication is critical.

The promise of the 5G technology is so great that tech and telecommunications giants the world over, along with other industries, businesses and stakeholders, are already investing in anticipation of what promises to be a new world order of sorts. Such is the potential of the proposed 5G mobile communications system that even though it’s almost two years away from becoming a reality, the international community is already changing and adapting to prepare for the future before it gets here.

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