How 5G is helping to build a better world

March 17, 2021
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Smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches are marvels of design and engineering compared to wireless devices of the past. With the rise of 5G and its increased speeds, reliability, and capacity, it’s incredible to think of the how our daily lives could soon become even more connected and convenient using just the devices we carry. Below, we’ll discuss how 5G technology is already revolutionizing several important sectors.

5G and public health

 
Telehealth has become very popular, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote appointments are a safer, more convenient alternative to in-person meetings for both patients and healthcare providers. With more people working remotely and isolating to protect themselves and their loved ones, access to medical advice is vital.

woman speaking with physician on tablet

In a previous blog post, we cover the many benefits of telehealth, including time savings, risk reduction, and ease of use. We also discussed new areas of treatments, like telerobotic surgery, where 5G connectivity allows for more groundbreaking approaches. The future of healthcare itself may one day be largely remote as these technologies, backed by the power of 5G, continue to advance.

5G and public services

 
Imagine communities with more robust, powerful ways to communicate that allow us to stay updated on the issues that affect us most. 5G technology can pave the way to more responsive and effective public services.

According to consulting services firm Deloitte, 5G could impact the future of public institutions like law enforcement, human and social services, and even the postal service. This includes real-time data analysis, precision tracking, AR glasses with up-to-date readouts on neighborhood information, nearby schools, crime statistics, and case details. By changing the way they operate with 5G technology, they could better and more efficiently serve the people in their neighborhoods. As a result, those who need assistance most will be able to get it.

5G and public spaces

 
You may still have to wait a while before it’s safe to go out to crowded venues again. However, faster and more powerful internet can still improve the way we experience live entertainment.

Live sporting events, for example, are set to reach new levels of interactivity with 5G. Verizon has partnered with the NFL to install 5G technology across 13 stadiums. This is part of an effort to create a more exciting, more in-depth fan experience. Through AR and multiple camera angles via the SuperStadium app, spectatorship goes beyond watching from the stands.

two females taking selfie at outdoor event

The applications of 5G technology for creating dazzling, immersive events – from concerts and museum exhibits to athletic competitions – are endless.

The future of 5G is bright

 
The promise of a more connected and efficient future is an exciting one. Even better, it wouldn’t require any massive changes in your lifestyle or the devices you use. To join, you’d simply need patience as 5G tech and its uses evolve, along with a 5G-capable device and qualifying plan on a reliable carrier. Conveniently, Verizon has created the nation’s most extensive network, with 5G Nationwide and 5G Ultra Wideband.

Learn more about Verizon 5G and other 5G basics in our past blog posts. Then visit one of our stores to find 5G-ready smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and other products.