The world’s regulator of cellular communication standards 3GPP officially approved the first specification of 5G technology in Lisbon, December 2017. The following years has marked the boom of the 5th generation mobile network on the market. 5G will continue to expand globally and serve increasing communication needs for billions of devices around the world.
The future depends on connectivity. From artificial intelligence and self-driving cars to telemedicine and mixed reality to as yet undreamt technologies, all the things we hope will make our lives easier, safer, and healthier will require high-speed, always-on internet connections.
The promise is that 5G will bring speeds of around 10 gigabits per second to your phone. That’s more than 600 times faster than the typical 4G speeds on today’s mobile phones, and 10 times faster than Google Fiber’s standard home broadband service—fast enough to download a 4K high-definition movie in 25 seconds, or to stream several at the same time.
The expansion of the 5G network will provide up to 100x faster internet than normal 4G. 5G does not only come with high motion, but it also brings improved UX which makes it one of the super-advanced technologies among the industry.
Internet of Things (IoT)
According to Statista, the number of IoT-connected devices worldwide reached 26 billion by 2019. This number is expected to skyrocket to a significant number of 75 billion IoT-connected devices by 2025.
In regard to the rising demand for smart devices, web development is growing extremely fast accordingly. Through these highly advanced apps, we can interact efficiently over the internet and even control objects distantly from thousands of miles. IoT is going to have a wide variety of applications, spanning many different industries such as pharmaceutical, manufacturing, business services, media, etc.
There are two hot topic megatrends of IoT apps that will continue to develop the industry such as self-driving automobiles and smart cities.