Flexibility, collaboration, and productivity have always been critical to running a successful business, and they are essential during a global pandemic. We are now entering a new era of workforce mobility, thanks to more efficient data networks, 5G technology, and a work-from-anywhere (WFX) philosophy.
I've been in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years and have witnessed firsthand the innovation that comes with each evolution of wireless networks. Mobile applications have become the foundation for consumer-facing services such as ridesharing and mobile video streaming with 4G LTE. With 5G, we can expect new business models that will change how people work.
Importance Of 5G Technology
Those who remember the transition from 3G to 4G should be aware that, with the advent of 5G technology, mobile networking is about to feel a lot faster. According to Business Insider, 5G has already reached rates of up to 500 megabytes per second, a significant increase from the average internet speed of 6.5 megabytes per second in 2016. The distinction between 4G and 5G is analogous to that between a wheelbarrow relay and a drag race.
5G technology, by bringing clear video and voice, allows remote work capabilities like no other network before it.
As the 5G network makes faster connection speeds and shorter data transmission delays a reality, communication will see significant improvements. The faster speeds and increased network efficiency will make communication easier, while the lower latency will improve response time significantly. As a result, 5G will enable high-definition video calls and faster teleconferencing between remote workers.
Employees will be able to collaborate using cutting-edge technologies such as virtual reality and 3D holograms thanks to 5G. These networks will have faster response times, allowing remote workers to collaborate more interactively and intuitively. Construction industry experts, for example, could work together to create a high-level Building Information Model (BIM) for their projects, with real-time updates in the event of project changes. 5G will transform business communications by enabling immersive and real-time collaboration via remote tools.
Internet Of Things(IoT)
Simply put, it is a network of 'things' that connect to the internet to send and receive data. The more devices that are linked to the internet, the more information that can be sent and received.
Confused? Consider the following example.
You can listen to almost any song in the world on your smartphone. Before mobile internet access was widely available, we had to rely on manually purchasing CDs and downloading them onto a device such as a mobile phone or MP3 player. All we have to do now is download a music-streaming app and we have access to millions of songs. This is great for us because we now have access to music, and it is great for the company that created the app because they now have access to real-time data on their product via the internet. Being connected in this manner is critical for business communication because it provides a direct link between you and your customer. With 5G, this connection is strengthened, and more reliable, and more people will be connected to it in the future. Better and more plentiful connections will contribute to increased digital capacity throughout society. This could lead to the development of smart cities, smart healthcare, smart transportation, and smart agriculture, all of which will use digital technology to develop more efficient processes like traffic control, medical treatments, and farming equipment.
Artificial intelligence is used in numerous fields and industries. It assists businesses in better understanding their customers, automating processes, and even improving systems that comprise a company, such as its supply chain.
Today, 5G is vastly more powerful than its predecessor, 4G, and it's not surprising that 5G is now the army knife of connectivity, capable of connecting millions of IoT devices while also providing metaverse users with real-time virtual reality.
The power of 5G comes at the expense of complexity, which is best managed by AI:
- AI orchestrates 5G servers in an operator network
- AI can allocate spectrum optimally and optimize it for each device's latency, bandwidth, and reliability
- AI can detect network intrusion.
What's more intriguing is how AI is evolving in the context of Industry 4.0, with 5G allowing it to connect every single tool, person, and machine. For example, a wireless 5G camera will allow you to control a robot arm, pilot warehouse robots, and even measure the performance of every single hand-carried tool in a car manufacturer chain.
Remote Work Made Easy
HR talent acquisition has become more sophisticated as software and communication technology have advanced. AI-powered HR software suites have been developed to aid Human Resource professionals in the acquisition, training, and retention of employees. By connecting recruiters and candidates globally, 5G will improve the effectiveness of these software solutions.
A qualified professional in a remote location, for example, can access a job application from anywhere in the world. Because 5G will enable stronger, always-on cellular networks, this person could complete the entire application from their phone/laptop. As a result, 5G will enable HR departments and recruiters to communicate with candidates from all over the world, regardless of location.
HR departments will be able to hold virtual interviews all over the world thanks to 5G's powerful connection. Because of the reduced latency, interviews can be conducted using applications such as Skype and Zoom without the inconveniences of a slow connection. 5G will enable job openings to be publicized all over the world, boosting the chances of matching a position with the right candidate.
5G technology improves direct exposure, capabilities, and productivity for all businesses and their employees. Because of its low latency, the technology also enables remote workers to communicate with critical company applications. A robust and mobile connection can help employees maintain productivity when they are away from the traditional office cubicle. As the future of work becomes more mobile, businesses that embrace 5G networks will benefit from a highly effective, distributed workforce.
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