By Anayo Ezugwu
AS the world embraces 5th generation mobile network, 5G, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has promised Nigerians that 5G will revolutionise the world of technology. It said driverless cars and drones would be able to safely and near-instantaneously send and receive information about their surroundings that would allow them to operate safely.
In a statement made available to Realnews, the NCC said immersive virtual and augmented realities would become increasingly feasible experiences as the large quantities of data associated with HD graphics and processing external data can be transferred between devices accurately and quickly. It noted that Artificial Intelligence can help predict which patients are more likely to have postoperative complications, allowing healthcare systems to provide early interventions when necessary.
“Mobile augmented reality, AR, shopping experiences will revolutionize retail, with customers able to visualize products in a local environment. In-store, AR will enable shoppers to view additional information on a product simply by pointing their phones at it. A key benefit of 5G could be helping businesses work more quickly and more efficiently – in turn, saving costs and increasing revenue.
“Many countries are looking to 5G to better connect rural communities, allowing more people to start businesses from home and opening up opportunities. The shift from hardware to a software-based network environment will bring about lower overheads for mobile operators. Those savings will, in turn, be able to be passed on to business customers.
“With network slicing, it will be possible for a business to own their own private 5G network, precisely set up according to its specific business needs. 5G will certainly have much greater capacity across a much wider range of spectrums, but it will also use that space more intelligently, assigning only the resources necessary for each application.
“Generally, Quality of Experience, QoE, by users of telecoms will improve significantly with 5G just as there has been improvement in speed and user experience from the evolutionary shift from 1G, 2G,3G and current 4G in the country. What will 5G do: With 5G, we would have connected cities. In the area of transport and infrastructure, we would have Smart cars, car to car communications, smart parking, traffic decongestion and smart grids amongst others.
“We can have large scale events with thousands of users connected. Improved residential connections, smart energy and smart homes, e-health for health care and hospitals. Smart farms, Smart utilities, Remote management and Multi hop.”
– Jul. 10, 2020 @ 14:25 GMT |