5G to bring newer opportunities in the year 2021


As we move forward In 2020, it would be safe to say that we are no longer bound by the limitations of single access systems, and offline methods of attaining knowledge and information. In a decade that sparked the increasing use of cloud services, and remote operations, the same has penetrated into practically every sector imaginable including education. Amidst these new ‘virtual workplace’ and ‘normals’, which experts have predicted will be in place till at least next year, it has further accelerated the need for reskilling of talent. Following the online working module, many organisations have opted for online skilling and training modules and programs for their employees. In order to make this experience as seamless as possible, learning management systems (LMS) have emerged as viable options. In addition to allowing employees to upskill from the comforts of their homes, LMS also allows them to maintain a proper track of their progress and experiences.


While our country is slowly getting back to normal, a lot of offices are making changes to their setup to ensure a safe working environment for their employees, there will be a huge pull of the 5G device ecosystem, which is expected to bring significant innovations. These will bring to life almost sci-fi like features which will be vastly improved from the current generation of devices. According to an industry report, the total number of mobile broadband subscriptions in India is set to be above 1 billion by 2025. During that time, we will also see data consumption, which is already the highest in the world, triple to 21 exabytes (EB) per month. 5G can potentially transform usage and experiences for consumers in ways that were unimaginable before.


Secondly, the smartphones are already at the centre of this revolution – acting as the hub of all connected things. Video will become the preferred method of data consumption, and it has been available to consumers because of 4G networks and higher quality smartphones.


As we are getting used to streaming, the demand for quality is increasing. This is where 5G steps in. With 5G, data speeds are likely to be 100 times faster with 50 times lower latency, unveiling an all-new video streaming experience which is unthinkable in the current generation of networks or devices. Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality might sound like terms from the future and the smartphone users are already benefiting from these technologies using powerful cameras on their phones and the software wizardry at work. Technology is getting more powerful with the strong use of Artificial intelligence as the IoT devices are collecting real time information, such as, whenever you are using that new filter on Snapchat or Instagram, when you are virtually trying those new sunglasses online – AR/VR is working behind the scenes to make it possible. Uses of these technologies are only going to increase.


The explosion in demand for streaming video has more than ever highlighted the need for video service providers to respond quickly to shifts in the market. It is creating a huge demand for entertainment from streaming has risen, service providers need more than ever to be able to optimise their streaming offerings to ensure a high-quality of experience, as well as to personalise services and the user experience.

Imagine playing a high quality online multiplayer game over the cloud, without worrying about high-quality hardware on your device, because all the heavy-lifting is being done by some server sitting on the cloud. All you need is a fast internet connection. And this is very much a possibility with 5G. At the centre of it all is a fast, secure, latency-free network-enabled with high-quality smartphones and other devices that support that network. According to a recent industry report, the multiplier effect of digital technologies will help India realize the vision of becoming a 5 trillion-dollar economy by 2024.