With the launch of 5G services in India in October 2023, people are anticipating that this wireless access technology is going to bring a digital revolution to the country. With the promising higher data capacity and speed-5G has the capacity to connect billions of devices. It offers a mega data transfer speed of 20Gbps and reinforces the network capabilities through mobile edge computing. When 5G is combined with other technologies like AI, IoT, and Extended Reality(XR), it will activate enterprises with outstanding network capabilities required to power the Indian digital economy.
Moreover, the incorporation of 5G technology will assist in narrowing the digital gap country. It is true that rural regions have fallen behind urban areas in terms of internet accessibility.
5G’s rapid data transfer speeds and Low latency will benefit rural communities, encouraging them to take the advantage of latest opportunities and services such as e-commerce, e-learning, and telemedicine.
Our honorable Prime Minister recently shared his vision of ‘Internet for All’ through 5G technology, recognizing that even the poorest Indians understand the value of the digital revolution. With more than 100 unicorns already thriving under 4G technology, the arrival of 5G will boost India’s position as a global startup and manufacturing leader. Through consumer-centric delivery of essential services, from drones for farmers to UPI payments for small traders, 5G will unlock new avenues to improve ease of living and increase accessibility to technology for everyone.
The impact of 5G on Indian Industrial sector
5G is supremely efficient and holds the potential to power a country’s economy through multiple sectors. It is expected to drive the nation into a new era of development and growth.
In a country like ours, with diverse industries, this technology has the capability to catalyze innovation and boost the economy.
The following are a few sectors that are set to benefit from the introduction of 5G Technology in India.
Automation, the Internet Of Things along with 5G’s low latency and high speed activates real-time data transmission between devices leading to seamless communication between them. This provides manufacturers with various capabilities from effective maintenance to monitoring to supply chain management which improves productivity. With proper implementation of cutting-edge technologies like automation and AI, India will soon become a top Manufacturing hub globally.
Healthcare and Telemedicine:
The healthcare sector too has the full potential to bloom when 5G Technology is deployed effectively. With its full capability, 5G can bring advancements in generating high-quality medical images/reports. It can also accelerate remote patient monitoring, remote surgeries, and high-quality video conferencing for medical assistance.
It becomes tough for people in remote areas to access medical assistance and 5G can be a game-changer in bridging the gap by making healthcare more accessible to everyone. Supercomputing and blockchain technologies can bring massive changes and enhance the way the healthcare industry functions.
Agriculture, the backbone of the Indian economy can experience a massive transformation with the implementation of 5G.It’s ability to connect numerous devices leads to precision agriculture techniques leveraging the information on soil moisture and weather conditions. Farmers can make decisions based on this data which eventually leads to better farming, improving crop yield and reduction in resource wastage.
Technology can transform agriculture in the following ways:
· 5G Farm machinery
· Drone spraying
· Weed and Crop monitoring
· Insect tracking
· Precision Agriculture
Fifth-generation wireless technology can significantly improve the educational sector by digitizing teaching. With the pandemic, the world has experienced a rise in online education and e-learning.
With the integration of Virtual Reality and Augmented reality in the classroom, students are going to experience top-class learning 5G will provide more network capabilities which enhance the learning experience and make the sessions more interactive between students and teachers. It allows for IOT connectivity and attendance monitoring making remote learning easy and effective.
Media and entertainment
Users are provided with a seamless, immersive experience with the deployment of 5G.It impacts the media and entertainment industry in the best possible way by leveraging creativity and vibrancy in the field.
From high-definition video streaming to Virtual Reality in gaming-It helps boost consumer experience creating space for content creators and distributors to reach a wider range of audience. Streaming services and other web/mobile applications can improve the economy.
Transport and mobility sector
5G opens the doors for whole new opportunities in the Transportation and logistics sector. With fleet management, asset management and last-mile delivery, goods delivery from factory to customers can change.
In urban areas with the incorporation of 5G technology in the I transportation sector, public transport operations can be improved. It leads to dynamic transport planning, allocation of space for riders or pedestrians and reduction the traffic.
India will become a $5 trillion economy by 2024–25 via 5G
Experts say that 5G will play a gigantic role in making India a $5 economy in the near future 5G services are anticipated to have an economic impact of $1 trillion by the year 2035. According to specialists, this wireless technology can generate a revenue of $150 for the nation between 2030 and 2040.
Along with the above-mentioned sectors, 5G will transform several other sectors like safety and surveillance. This technology will enable remote control over areas affected by disasters or natural calamities. Live 4k feed from cameras installed in public spaces can help minimise dangers and monitor human safety. Construction site workers can be monitored through AI-enabled cameras, preventing accidents in the workspace.
Fifth-generation technology will have a long-lasting impact on Indian businesses in below ways:
§ Enabling industrial automation and smart manufacturing
§ Smart city development/Safe city ecosystem
§ Transforming remote learning and online education
§ Improving agricultural productivity
§ Creating space for versatile service offerings
According to a report from India’s National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and Arthur D. Little,5G telecom networks can contribute to the nation’s economy by representing nearly 2% of GDP by 2030.
The report anticipates that by 2030 India will have over 500 million 5G users and can be truly exceptional for India’s economy. It is set to create new value through hyperconnectivity.
The integration of 5G technology into the Indian digital economy is more than just a leap. As India embraces 5G, experts are very sure that it’s going to reshape the country’s economy and double boost it through the industrial revolution with the implementation of IoT. It will reinforce physical, social and economic infrastructure making room for incredible opportunities 5G brings to the table.