It behooves even non engineers to have a basic working knowledge of how 5G works and what it can do.
This is because there may never have been a telecommunications architecture that will affect more lives in so many different fields than the 5G network when its fully operating. Everyone from students and project managers to personnel in marketing, planning, design and operations will be impacted by the domino effect of 5G networking.
For the non engineer, the first thing to understand is that 5G is a work in progress. While the U.S. rollout began in the first half of 2019, it could be many years before the full prowess of 5G architecture is realized. Reasons for this include:
- Extensive infrastructure needs to be built out including 20 to 25 small cell towers per square mile
- Extremely costly venture for U.S. carriers at $275 billion per 5G network.
- Legal wrangling with local municipalities over permits to construct small cell towers.
An analysis of 5G spending by Greensill, the world’s biggest non-bank provider of working capital solutions, estimates the total bill for the 5G rollout throughout the global supply chain is likely to top $2.7 trillion by the end of this year alone.
But most telecom investors believe the costs and inconveniences are worth 5G, which is so big and so important that it’s sometimes referred to as the fourth industrial revolution because it’s so much more than just upgrading mobile cellphones.
5G technology is actually about upgrading everything from our cars, refrigerators and ovens to our buildings, factories and hospitals. Everything will be 5G once this generational project is complete. In just glancing at the automotive industry alone, predictors forecast that 5G can be used for everything from tracking components to the supply chain and in the manufacturing process, all the way to providing mobile connectivity for passengers and the vehicles themselves.
The potential for a profit windfall is enormous.
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