The introduction of 5G technology in the country could bring faster internet and also massive innovation in various industries.
Ticket to the future
The advent of 5G networks is considered as the next step in mobile network technology and is expected to have almost 100 percent coverage and availability.
It is capable of improving data download speeds to 10 gigabytes per second, almost ten times the average speed around the world.
As it is expected to be more stable and able to transmit larger amounts of data than the current 4G network used commercially, experts believe 5G will develop and innovate different industries.
Telecommunications and electronics giant Ericsson introduced Wednesday its plans for driving the growth of 5G technology in the Philippines.
The Swedish company showcased the possible applications of 5G technology which include virtual reality-based communication, use of virtual reality to remotely control machines and more comprehensive and more engaging user interfaces for apps and websites.
The 5G network will be available for commercial use in most countries by 2020, according to technology experts and executives.
Because of its foreseen effect on different industries other than telecommunications, many are excited for 5G to finally go into commercial use.
Using #5G technology, people will be able to use devices like the #HoloLens to "be" in the same space as each other. Families can visit across the world, employees can attend business meetings remotely and students can explore foreign countries. @ATT demo at #RTX2018 pic.twitter.com/nFW8KR56s6
— Avery Miles (@AverykMiles) August 3, 2018
— John Saw (@SprintCTO) August 7, 2018
Information campaigns on what to expect from 5G have sprouted up in recent months.
— Michael Fisher (@Fisher85M) August 6, 2018
The world’s largest economies have invested in preparing for the technology. China has outspent the United States by $24 billion since 2015, building 350,000 cell phone tower sites in preparation.
China and South Korea are the leaders in the race to develop 5G technology, according to a study in April 2018.
Together with improved artificial intelligence in machines and cloud data, 5G is believed to be the catalyst for realizing technology like automated cars and ‘social virtual reality‘ which were once considered to be only the stuff of science fiction.
The U.S-based telecommunications company is among those reportedly preparing for the advent of 5G technology, after it invested in Renovo, a startup company venturing into automated vehicles, in May 2017.