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Seven 5G Applications of the Future

5G capabilities are being built into more and more devices.

Beyond just connecting mobile devices and laptops to networks, what other applications of 5G might we see in the future?

To help you better understand what kind of applications of 5G you can expect to see, we asked tech experts and business leaders this question for their thoughts. From autonomous vehicles to helpful advertising, there are several 5G applications that we can expect to see at some point. Here we focus on seven.

5G Applications of the Future


Augmented Reality

5G is going to pave the way for more sophisticated technology of all kinds to enter our marketplace. Augmented reality is certainly one form of this technology that will rely on 5G to deliver a seamless experience. As you can imagine, there are millions of ways augmented reality can change the way we do business and simple daily tasks!

Vanessa Molica, The Lash Professional

Autonomous Vehicles

An example of 5G we will see in the near future is autonomous vehicles! In some countries, these vehicles are already on the road and collecting huge amounts of data. 5G is an important player in this technology as network speed is crucial to the functionality of the vehicle.

John Yardley, Threads

The Internet Of Things

Wearable technology, trackers, and sensors will be a big market for 5G. Imagine all of your gadgets, appliances, and machines are connected to each other over a cellular connection, in addition to phones, tablets, and laptops that are already connected today. 5G will enable far more devices to operate seamlessly with one another without issue!

Peter Babichenko, SaharaCase

Remote Work Becoming More Reliable On The Road

The implication of 5G in RVs is tremendous. Travelers open up new abilities for higher quality, 4K entertainment on visits to national parks. Remote workers can turn an RV into a reliable, mobile home office. Content creators can open up opportunities to increase capacity with uploading and downloading abilities. That’s just the surface. It should be fun to see how 5G impacts the travel experience for years to come.

Randall Smalley, Cruise America

Smart Watches

Smart watches in the future have the potential to be even smarter with 5G. For example, fitness trackers on smart watches can make use of 5G with things like heart monitoring, activity tracking, and GPS tracking. There’s just a higher capacity of data that can be transmitted with less interference from wireless signals. It should be fun to see how smart watches evolve and how notifications improve the overall fitness experience.

Daniel Richmond, Tic Watches

Helpful Advertising

The hypersensitivity surrounding personalized advertising is about to get worse through 5G. Increased data collection from cellular providers will translate to ads that are increasingly targeted towards consumer behavior and preferences. If people already raise the question of, “How did they know to display that ad to me?” 5G has the capacity to take things to another level through the collection of more data. While data collection may inspire some people to go back to flip phones, others may find that advertising can get increasingly more helpful in connecting consumers with products or services designed just for them.

Brett Farmiloe, Markitors

The Move To Smart Cities

The concept of smart cities can’t be fully introduced without sufficient data exchange capabilities brought by 5G. This technology can enable coordinating road traffic systems to minimize congestion, efficient energy use and air quality control, to just name a few. Real-time decision making can make a big difference in how the city architecture is utilized and how resources are used, especially in densely populated areas.

Rebeca Sena, GetSpace.Digital

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