The revolutionary changes and impact of the fourth industrial revolution will be wholly realized through the wide-scale deployment of 5G technology in communication networks.
By 2023, experts estimate that over one billion users will have access to 5G technology, boasting speeds as high as 500Mbps to 1Gbps, pushing the data transfer capabilities and other connectivity solutions to a new level — and more.
Here are more of the predicted impacts of 5G to the global economy.
Support growth across different industries
Experts estimate that by 2035, 5G related services will be worth over $12 trillion, ranging from improved mobile broadband to IoT advancements.
Generate more jobs
The 5G value chain, including operators, app developers, content creators, and consumers, is thought to generate a revenue of over $3.5 trillion by 2035 and support more than 22 million jobs. Moreover, many new applications are to be defined in the future — posing the potential of expanding the whole ‘5G effect’ to the economy to greater heights.
Extends telecom networks to rural or remote areas
Thanks to the advancements of 5G technology, there’s no need to conduct major construction or involvement of the company to power their future telecom infrastructure. All operations are expected to be ‘wireless’ or managed through remote cloud-based controls. This factor significantly lowers the costs, making it more practical and cost-effective for telecom providers to install 5G in urban and rural areas.
Benefit business of all kinds
Thanks to the features and wireless operations that 5G provides, it offers many benefits for businesses of all sizes. These include turning mobile into ‘general-purpose technology,’ improved productivity, seamless remote working operations, rural innovation, tailored networks, flexible office spaces, and lower costs.
Transform machinery for the better
The 5G network is crucial in giving the infrastructure needed to create autonomous machines, meaning self-operating construction machines that can recognize signals, map areas more accurately, and communicate with each other is no longer a mere idea.