As is known, Huawei is one of the most keen to develop 5G technology. In early February, they posted an ad in New Zealand's top newspaper, claiming that "5G without Huawei is like rugby without New Zealand." Rugby is synonymous with Australia's neighboring country.
"We want to show the world that 5G can make the world a better place, and we are taking the lead in this," Huawei, Richard Yu, told reporters at MWC.
Apart from ordinary telecommunications, what are the benefits of the 5G network which is claimed to be super fast? The following is an example according to Huawei in its statement.
1. First 5G Telesurgery
On January 8, a surgeon in Fujian, China, successfully removed the liver of a lab test animal with a robotic arm that was about 32 miles away, aka remotely. With Huawei's fast and stable 5G connection, the doctor executed the operation.
This successful trial is considered good news for the healthcare industry, where doctors will be able to break through space barriers and truly become 'Doctors without Borders'. With the development of 5G connections, patients in rural areas can make appointments with specialists and do not suffer from a shortage of healthcare services.
2. Drones Everywhere Including agriculture
Drone technology has been applied for many uses in the military, shooting and mapping with cameras. Well, 5G technology will make drone applications ubiquitous, penetrating into other fields such as agriculture. With a stable 5G connection, farmers can stay at home and spray pesticides on the fields using remotely operated drones.
3. VR and AR Games
With standalone VR headsets on the market, web augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) are more likely to move to the cloud instead of sticking to a PC. This is where 5G comes in, where ultra-fast, low-latency connections free gamers from having to use wired headsets or the nausea caused by latency issues.
Huawei claims that a cloud-based experience with minimum lagging issues will deliver a more realistic AR gaming experience with high video quality.
4. Driverless Car
People nowadays don't want to bother driving themselves, for example because of traffic jams. There's a reason why services like Uber and Grab have been in vogue over the last few years, and why the public transport system has always been a much-discussed social issue.
Ease of mobility and transportation has always been an important part of technological breakthroughs. As the 5G connection allows autonomous cars to interact with each other in real time, the realization of a driverless car is getting closer to realization.
5. Smart City
Smart City uses information and communication technology (ICT) to run urban areas efficiently. This means that various types of electronic data will be collected and used to analyze, adjust and optimize the living conditions of urban residents. This will include large amounts of data that need to be transmitted quickly and reliably. This is where 5G comes in.
For example, 5G will enable officials to monitor air quality in cities in real time, and furthermore, respond to air quality hazards promptly.
Fast connections that allow real-time and remote communication, allow multiple industries to use remote controlled vehicles and machines, reducing the need for human presence in many risky situations. It can raise safety standards in heavy industrial workplaces such as mining, petroleum and others.