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5G services: 5G will bring new applications ranging from smart ambulance to mixed reality trials for buyers

As telecom operators plan to roll out 5G services soon, India will witness new and advanced data speeds where applications will range from connected ambulances to cloud gaming and even augmented reality trials for shoppers, reported PTI quoting experts.

Fifth generation or 5G services will enable users to download full, high-quality videos or movies to mobile and other devices in seconds. Even in crowded places, it will support a million devices in a square kilometer.

Ultra-fast speed (about 10 times faster than 4G), low latency connectivity, enabling billions of connected devices to share data in real time, promises to unleash more immersive entertainment, 3D holograms, metaverse experiences and redefining educational apps, even the way people play or watch sports.

While Indian consumers would soon see the rollout of 5G in some cities, followed by wider coverage in 12-18 months, enhanced mobile broadband is expected to be the primary initial use case.

New technology over a period of time would bring to life applications that might have seemed far-fetched just a few years ago.

Retailers are embracing augmented reality (AR) in a 5G environment to curate immersive shopping experiences that allow customers to see what a new piece of furniture would look like in their home.

5G with high-tech gadgets can change the way education is delivered, even in remote areas, such as welcoming educators or guest speakers via powered holograms or delivering mixed reality content to rooms of class.

Earlier this year,

has partnered with and Cisco to demonstrate a 5G connected ambulance, which acts as an extension of the emergency room transmitting real-time patient telemetry data, including vital signs, to doctors and experts of the hospital.

The idea is to use the critical ‘golden hour’ or ‘first 60 minutes’ after injury or trauma, where prompt medical attention can save lives.

The 5G connected ambulance has medical equipment, patient monitoring apps and telemetry devices that transmit patient health data to the hospital. It has on-board cameras, a camera-based headset and body cameras for paramedics, connected to the ultra-high-speed, low-latency 5G network.

These vital applications are further made possible by technologies such as AR/VR (augmented reality and virtual reality). The demonstration was conducted in Bangalore on the 5G test spectrum allocated to Airtel by the Department of Telecommunications.

Another example is 5G VR cloud gaming, a concept that market watchers say will delight gamers. Reliance Jio tested a multi-player cloud gaming experience compatible with virtual reality or virtual reality on its native 5G network.

This trial marks a significant upgrade from console cloud gaming, as multiple gamers are connected to Jio’s low-latency 5G network using their VR headsets and gaming accessories.

Instant haptic feedback (touch feedback or 3D touch), gesture controls as well as VR rendering leverage the high bandwidth and low latencies on Jio’s 5G network, allowing players to react to gameplay in real time with reflex actions .

“Reliable sports and other types of lag-free and latency-free streaming, mobile and cloud gaming, consumer IoT, and AR/VR for immersive experiences…there are many use cases for 5G in the big space. public,” Nishant quoted as quoted by PTI. Bansal, Senior Research Manager, Telecom at IDC, India as said.

Manufacturing and healthcare are likely to be among the first key users of 5G.

“In manufacturing, to deploy and manage smart factories to improve efficiency and productivity, and minimize human error. Industrial automation through the use of robotics and the ‘digital twin’ are some- each other possible examples of use in manufacturing,” he notes. .

According to a report by Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson, 5G subscriptions in India are expected to hit 500 million by the end of 2027, representing 39% of mobile subscribers.

“5G and immersive technology will fundamentally change the way we live, work and consume information and media,” Nitin Bansal, Managing Director of Ericsson India told PTI.

He cited an Ericsson report titled Unlocking the Potential of 5G Consumers, to highlight a number of digital services that will be redefined with 5G and an immersive experience, including live sports streaming, enhanced video, gaming cloud, augmented/virtual reality and consumer IoT services.

Other use cases include self-driving cars (sharing data to avoid traffic collisions), 5G facial recognition payment, 3D hologram calls, AR maps, real-time translations, drone delivery , virtual shopping and more, he said.

An executive at a major telecommunications services company who does not wish to be named said young professionals, tech enthusiasts and businesses will quickly opt for 5G, despite the services’ likely high price.

While pricing and plans will be announced by telcos closer to launch dates, analysts expect average monthly achievements measured in average revenue per user to be up to 20% higher with 5G than with 4G.

“Mobile data prices in India are the lowest in the world and even with 10-20% higher ARPU than 4G, mobile data prices in India with 5G will still be the lowest in the world for mobile users. consumers,” said IDC’s Bansal.

recently said it expects 5G to be priced higher with more data bundled with plans compared to 4G services.

(With PTI entries)