In October 2022, India Mobile Congress (IMC) hosted one of India’s most significant technology events, bringing together leaders from different fields like telecom, media, and technology.
One of the major topics discussed at IMC 2022 was the introduction of 5G technology in India and it featured the roll-out of 5G services by telecom companies like Vi and more. This landmark event also saw prototypes for new VR and holographic devices, 5G smartphones, cloud gaming services, 5G routers and Wi-Fi, implementation ideas to digitise rural areas and villages, and research into 6G and beyond.
And as Vi began its roll-out of 5G services in India, Prithwish Mukherjee, the Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Vi explained how the 5G infrastructure will only grow better with time as more and more people begin consuming 5G in India. He addressed how the evolving technology ecosystem will foster advancements in infrastructure and connectivity, and how device innovations will kick in with better, robust connections.
Alwyn D’Almeida, the General Manager of Games at Vi is also excited about the future of cloud gaming and mobile gaming in India and talked about how eliminating hardware and memory issues could lead to more people joining the gaming universe, with 5G at the helm.
So, what can everyday consumers expect from 5G? Let’s take a look.
1) Better Infrastructure and Connectivity
If you have a 5G-supporting smartphone and a 5G SIM, you may have already noticed the high-speed connectivity it offers today. With telecom providers speedily jumping into the 5G terrain, users are already experiencing the benefits of 5G.
The current 5G infrastructure is already providing consumers with higher internet speeds, lower latencies, and better bandwidth with lesser network congestion. 5G also has the capacity to enhance mobile broadband services and has a huge use case in IoT and mission-critical services that require robust connections.
And 5G consumption is only set to increase with time as the infrastructure evolves with the ever-changing technology landscape.
2) More Innovative Devices
As 5G technology gains momentum, hardware and device manufacturing companies are being nudged to provide better devices that take this new spectrum with its high speeds and improve on the existing services like VR headsets, gaming equipment, goggles and more.
Now, these can companies focus on providing lighter, faster, and better devices that thrive on 5G and take the digital experience to a new medium.
3) Immersive Learning
With 5G, 360° Virtual Reality is on its way to becoming mainstream with use cases in immersive learning. Immersive learning is a simulated virtual reality space where you can learn various skills, and involve teams in training and it can even include VR education in schools.
This means that you can take immersive courses that can teach you valuable employment skills or learn about artistic crafts like painting, or gain practical knowledge about the fundamental concepts of physics or mathematics in schools.
In the words of Prithwish Mukherjee, VP of Consumer Marketing at Vi, with immersive learning, “you don’t have to look for the best seat.” You can learn effectively right from the comfort of your home with innovations in immersive learning that is backed by 5G.
4) Cloud and Mobile Gaming
5G technology in India can pave the way for drastic changes in the gaming industry with cloud gaming services. Cloud gaming can transform the way we game by switching everything online and to the cloud. This would eliminate the need for expensive hardware or bulky consoles and it would bring forth cross-device gaming experiences with easier access to all types of games, including casual, multiplayer, and even high-profile games.
Cloud gaming with 5G can also cause a boom in the mobile gaming industry since 5G can provide the much-needed speed and reduced latencies for a clean and crisp in-game experience that has minimal to no lags or glitches.
And cloud gaming’s easy accessibility invites more and more people to the gaming world with 5G steering the cloud gaming ship.
5) Agriculture and Healthcare
In agriculture, 5G is becoming an effective instrument to power modular IoT (Internet of Things) devices that can run and monitor agricultural vehicles, control water supply and much more.
5G in agriculture is predicted to change the lives of farmers through 5G-powered sensors that can distribute fertilizers, water, and monitor the crops in real time. This type of precision agriculture is the future of farming in India which can reduce cost and labour through innovative technology.
In healthcare, 5G with its minimal latencies can fine-tune remote surgery procedures to make them more efficient in the long run. 5G can also foster quicker test results, real-time patient monitoring using wearable devices, and improve emergency response care through remote connections to provide patients with expert treatment even in a life-or-death situation.
5G can also improve the overall quality of healthcare in India where every individual can have access to good healthcare services by reducing wait times and eliminating queues for people even in remote locations.
5G Technology In India
5G is all set to become the next big technological advancement with use cases in many different sectors like gaming, healthcare, agriculture, education, and more. The fast speeds, low latencies, and better bandwidth capabilities of 5G can propel innovations in multiple different industries and bring advancements in all these fields.
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