06-03-2019 12:21 - edited 06-03-2019 12:28
Since returning from MWC 2019 I've had some time to reflect upon the main 5G ideas, use cases and technology I saw out there. I know many of you are interested in 5G and if you've not yet seen it, you can check out our plans to launch 5G in 2019 and beyond, right here.
So here's some of the different ideas, concepts and use cases I saw...
➜ For press & media industry, 5G could revolutionise modern broadcasting and journalism. Telefonica demonstrated how with a 5G-connected video camera, reporters could cover breaking news with more immediacy than ever before, offer far great efficiency, and help eliminate the need for typical broadcasting trucks.
➜ Telefónica and FC Barcelona turned the Nou Camp into the first stadium in Europe with dedicated 5G coverage, which will allow Telefónica and FC Barcelona are to explore new ways of broadcasting sports with immersive contents to enjoy a match from home as if you were in the stadium. This was showcased at MWC by connecting a virtual reality system via 5G, to give instant immersion.
KT & dal.komm
➜ Using a camera array and AI once again, this demo focused on retail and providing personalised offers as I approach the shop window. The system directly analyses my gender and approximate age to display offers on the screen that may interest me. Using 5G, a store could set it up to detect if the customer wears glasses and then offer new lenses or frames. If it detects you're wearing earrings, it could show jewellery offers for instance.
Huawei & China Mobile
After seeing some of the potential use cases that were shown at MWC, I want to ask you some important questions...
➜ What does 5G mean to you?
➜ What is your expectation of 5G?
➜ How do you see 5G transforming consumerism, retail, transportation and other industry?
on 06-03-2019 12:57
I think 5G could be used as an effective alternative to fixed/static broadband especially students/business people. Although whilst I don't put gaming in high regard I can see the benefits from a technical point of view. Reduced ping isn't necessarily a factor in improving gaming performance.
The future of computing and information usage has always been about getting the same thing done, quicker using comparatively less energy to do so.
5G technology as exciting as it is will be a long time coming for anybody who lives outside an urban area, which I do at the moment and even though 4G is pretty much a good service here it took long enough even though I had a 4G SIM for around a year leaving only places like Glasgow and Edinburgh as good places for picking it up.
If it came down to choice at the moment, I would await a 5G Samsung S10 or LG possibly although I am finding they aren't as reliable.
on 06-03-2019 13:03
I just hope that with the bands available and new handsets emerging and any fixed data devices o2 can actually rollout the the rural data revolution that 3G and 4g have lacked with the ultra low pings etc.
Some of us rural customers are lucky enough to live close to a Fiber to the cabinet box and get good speeds and low pings . But those that are reliant on satellite or distributed Wi-Fi with lower speeds and high latency will benefit the most from 5g.
M2M i guess will see a big step change etc
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