A usage revolution

5G is pushing back the boundaries in terms of rates and speed, and encompasses a much wider range of functions than previous technologies. Its high performance will normalize new mobile usage for the general public. It will accelerate the digital transformation of many sectors of activity and promote the rise of connected objects. 5G thus currently embodies the promise of a “smart” and more responsible planet. 

With 5G, it will be possible to meet future demands for consumer usage

The performance offered by 5G will improve the quality of the customer experience and enhance your personal usage, in particular by enabling an increase in the use of video on smartphones. Thanks to higher speeds and reduced response times, movies will be downloaded in a matter of seconds and it will be possible to share very high resolution photos or videos, on social networks for example, almost instantaneously. Extremely low latency and virtual reality will revolutionize video gaming: you will soon be able to play immersively on the net from anywhere.

Furthermore, the speeds supported by 5G will make it possible to develop services that combine augmented reality, 3D, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. You will be able to access enhanced services such as traffic navigation systems in real time with holographic projection. You could also take remote tennis lessons with 3D glasses and a tactile racket, for example.

And, by way of a final example, ultra-high definition, live sports broadcasts will be available on your mobile phone wherever you are. They will be accompanied by augmented reality applications with which spectators will be able to produce content in connection with an event, comment, react and obtain live, personalized information (game tactics, athletes’ performance, etc.).

5G, a key advantage for digital transformation

From a business perspective, 5G will make it possible for mobile or remote working to become a more widespread practice thanks to the Digital Workspace and cloud-based applications. Live visual and holographic communications will enable you to organize videoconferences with colleagues from all over the world thanks to simultaneous translation, for example.

The very high speeds and the reliability of 5G will also support the digital transformation of many sectors of activity: 

  • In the field of e-health, 5G will enable crucial data to be transmitted in real time for the remote monitoring of patients hospitalized at home. A doctor performing a procedure could obtain the assistance of a specialist located thousands of kilometers away, using a mounted camera device.
  • In the automotive sector, 5G will contribute to the development of applications for connected vehicles. This will be able to anticipate hazardous situations and react almost instantly to any traffic disruptions or accidents.
  • Finally, in the tourism sector, 5G will promote the widespread use of smart tour guides. They can make suggestions to help you organize your stay, based on your profile, local places of interest, the weather, a schedule of events, and so on but also factoring in cognitive data about your mood.

A network suited to the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT)

The rise of connected objects, which has already begun, could take on a whole new dimension with 5G. It will allow for connection by a greater number of objects and optimize them according to their category of use:

  • large volumes of objects with an economic function that require low-speed connectivity over very long distances – such as water meter sensors or trackers used to locate industrial components,
  • critical applications requiring extremely low latency and increased security – such as electronic surveillance or industrial robotics.

A technological pillar for smart cities

5G is a network suited to the smart management of urban transport, with systems for optimizing journeys based on the traffic, timetables and the most appropriate mode of transport: self-driving shuttles to carry several people doing the same journey, individual vehicles which are allocated “jobs” when they are not needed by their owners, etc. The processing power of 5G will make it possible for the intelligent network of the smart city to anticipate and regulate traffic flows, reducing red lights and traffic jams, while street lighting will be activated by movement sensors, which promotes energy efficiency.