For most of us it’ll mean we’re able to download films faster, stream games without buffering and video calls will be sharper too.
If you’re used to getting your deliveries dropped off by someone on four wheels, 5G could see the introduction of drone deliveries for parcels and takeaways. Both Amazon and UPS have been testing drone deliveries, suggesting the technology isn’t far off.
And it goes further than just bringing us our shopping… Multiple drones could be used to carry out search and rescue missions, farmers will use them to monitor and spray their crops. Drones will be able to collect data and transmit it at lightning speed.
And then there’s autonomous vehicles…
5G a major player in autonomous driving?
Government data indicates driver behaviour is behind 94% of crashes on our roads.
Driverless vehicles will communicate with each other, read live traffic and map data -reducing the number of crashes.
It could also bring major changes to healthcare. Surgical procedures can be carried out remotely using robotic arms, and medical students can practise surgery in a connected, virtual reality environment.