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How Will 5G Influence The Industrial World In Future?

How Will 5G Influence The Industrial World In Future?

The demand for wireless interconnectivity in industrial environments rapidly rises with every passing minute; it was after the advent of the technological demands recognised by industry 4.0 that industrial practitioners demanded better connectivity and real-time updatedness. With IIoT technologies being widely used by data-rich industrial establishments, the need for advanced mobile broadband technology has never been so crucial. In other words, 5G is becoming a mandatory upgrade for industrial players rather than a better option than 4G/LTE technology. According to Statista.com, it is estimated that the number of 5G subscriptions in 2025 would rise to 3 billion subscriptions, implying that many users around the world would be familiarised with its technological luxury in that year.

In this article, we investigate the influence of 5G on the future of the industrial world and how it can transform the future to be as close-knitted, hyper-updated and efficient as conventional interconnectivity technologies.

What is 5G, and Why Is It Better?

Smartphones would not be very smart if they were laggy, especially when travelling at high speed. This is why mobile connectivity plays the main role in smart devices because it defines the quality of networking capabilities, resilient communication opportunities and more benefits. 5G is the trending wireless network technology that has disrupted 4G LTE networks for both industrial and domestic subscribers; simply because it is better. Governments are competing to enable nationwide 5G connectivities and fuel digital transformation in their countries. Industrial practitioners house technology stacks that support 5G interconnectivity, and Internet service providers are being enquired by their clients on how and when they will upgrade their services to support 5G. But why is 5G better than 4G?

To begin with, 5G is going to make your connectivity 10 times faster. The broader bandwidths, faster interconnectivity that eliminates prolonged latency and enables efficient cloud-native interconnectivity. 5G, therefore, allows all smart devices- from a smart toothbrush or sensor to a smart city or smart factory- to be faster, easier and well-connected. But that is not the only reason why 5G is advantageous, especially for industrial applications.

5G technology also bears greater capacity than 4G opening up more room for many devices to get better data speeds. It mitigates the data traffic, especially when streaming heavy data like high-quality videos or satellite images. 5G also overcomes the limitation of the interconnectivity of its previous generations. Unlike 4G, 5G does not have a hard time locating and interconnecting many devices at one time; instead, it transmits to all devices simultaneously in a high-precision, noise-free and intelligent manner. It can connect over one million devices in every square kilometre, which is great news because statistically, the number of devices that connect to the network adds up to 25% of connected devices annually.

5G in an Industrial Context

The future of the industrial world is disrupted by the incredible technological advancements that will be rooted after the application of 5G technologies. In an industrial context, 5G offers hyper-lean radio designs, distributed networking services, conserves the energy of connecting smart devices and ensures the security and privacy of its subscribers. Here are some instances where the 5G technology will facilitate the industrial world in future.
Who Said 5G is Only For Phones?
5G is designed to connect more than mobile phones. In an industrial context, it connects robots, smart sensors, precision production lines, and much other industrial equipment powered by IIoT. It offers one-size-fit-to-all connectivity for all industrial equipment to autonomously communicate with one another because they are advanced with AI and ML models that allow them to be independent of human intervention. 5G offers unrivalled stability and speed for smart industrial equipment and even facilitates future connected devices despite the changes in characteristics, applications and performance.
Conserve Energy of Smart Devices
The hyper-connectivity between smart machines is undoubtedly one of the most significant advantages of using 5G for industrial applications; however, the use of 5G also facilitates computation and cloud services. It offers a distributed data centre to spark the deployment of anticipated industrial innovations. For example, mobile AR glasses require a heavy battery and super-fast processing from cloud analytics. Doing this with 4G connectivity takes too long, therefore, wasting time and power of the device, just because the public clouds are too far away from the device itself. But with 5G interconnectivity, such computation can be moved to the edge by smoothing the processing speed and saving the battery, mobile devices and more.
Network Slicing
A network powered by 5G can be sliced down to many network chunks. The most efficient and faster slices can be allocated for emergencies that need quicker and faster responses. FOr example, these network slices can be used for the safety of employees, security of industrial premises and more. Different network requirements can get their own network slice to guarantee the sustainability of the connectivity by setting up the most suitable network slice based on the user’s requirements.

Is Cerexio Ready to Face The 5G-driven Future?

Cerexio is one of the leading new-age technology solution enablers that enable industrial and entrepreneurial technology solutions that are highly capable of being compatible with 5G advancements. The futuristic technology suites include Cerexio’s proprietary software products and platforms that help your organisation wield the power of 5G to meet organisational goals, strategies on a faster data-driven journey and help your organisation transform to its best level of excellence optimally. Our products and services can help you optimise the core operational workflows, implement target-oriented virtual networks, enable the lowest latency rates and supercharge the transmission speed of your data. Connect with Cerexio to learn how we can guide your organisation to be resilient to the impending disruptions caused by the emergence of 5G technology.

A 5G-driven Industrial Future Is Not Far From Here

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5G hints about imperatives that many technology applications, lifestyles and organisational cultures are going to change after its application. It can bring solutions to ameliorate road traffic games with driverless cars, serve a healthy community with telemedicine, light up cities, offer amazing gaming experiences for entertainment and more. More importantly, it can offer outstanding services and capabilities for the industrial sector in future. It enables innovative smart agriculture solutions, boosts the autonomous interconnectivity of billions of IoT devices, offers event-specific network services for industrial technology deployments and more. Therefore, the future is now driving towards 5G, but it won’t take long for the future to be driven by 5G.

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