3G is no longer the best kept speed in the data market, 4G has taken over and the revolution has just begun. But just when the earthlings were getting used to 50 Mbps download speeds at the very top end, the future data doors have already begun unlocking with the keys of of 5G technology. Boasting of over 100 Mbps download speeds capable of streaming an 1080p HD movie onto your phone in just over 3 seconds, 5G is poised to be the miracle worker for the consumer and the industry alike.
5G is laying the groundwork for connected cars, self driving cars, machine to machine communication and an omnipresent “Internet of Things” environment. The Networked Society will enhance and enforce a stronger bond between man and machine.
But what exactly is 5G? Will our pockets be able to afford its costs, and most importantly- is India ready for it? In a conversation with Nishant Batra- VP and Head of Engagement Practices at Ericsson India, we open our minds to a future where communication literally may not have barriers at all.