When you think about the future, do you imagine it being more connected or less connected than today? It’s a question worth asking and taking into account, especially when you think about the coming launch of 5G networks and how they will impact our daily lives. But what does the future really hold? 

How will 5G networks and WiFi affect our day-to-day lives in the future? Read on to learn how these new developments will change how we work and play.

What is 5G?

5G is a technology that has already replaced 4G LTE, with speeds up to 100 times faster. This is great for internet usage, because it’ll allow for increased speeds and reduced latency, meaning we’ll be able to download and upload data quickly. 

It’ll also be great for autonomous cars, as they won’t have any lag time when communicating with other vehicles or traffic signals. Finally, 5G will make mobile gaming better by providing low-latency connections that offer higher resolution graphics than what is currently available on 4G LTE networks.

What does this mean for your business?

5G networks will provide high-speed, low latency connections, meaning we’ll have an internet experience that’s very similar to what we’re used to on our phones. 

This means you can download HD movies in a matter of seconds and video chat without any lag time. The possibilities for entrepreneurs are endless with a network this fast and reliable. More people will be able to work from home, collaborate across the globe with colleagues, and stream live events from anywhere in the world.

How you can use 5G for your business?

5G will allow for seamless, high-speed connections with no lag time. This means that devices and sensors can talk to each other without interruption or delay, whether they’re right next to one another or halfway around the world. 

While it’s still too early to tell what kind of benefits this type of connectivity will have in terms of business, we do know that it will impact how consumers connect and interact with brands. The days of waiting for a 4K video file to send might be long gone, as 5G speeds would allow you to upload your 4k video from a conference room in New York City back home in just seconds.

What about WiFi?

WiFi is a key component of the future. It is a wireless technology that uses radio waves to provide wireless access to data, voice, and video. The term WiFi has become shorthand for wireless internet or home internet access. 

In homes and businesses around the world, people are connecting their devices to WiFi networks every day. The numbers are staggering. There are over 2 billion active WiFi connections in homes and businesses worldwide, up from 1 billion just three years ago. And these numbers will continue to grow as more people have access to mobile devices like tablets and smartphones with built-in WiFi connectivity.

How will it change the way we live and work?

Connectivity has always been a double-edged sword. On one hand, it enables us to stay in touch with loved ones and do our jobs from home. However, it also means that we can never escape from work or the office. With 5G coming out soon, this duality is only going to get more complicated! 

Precautions to take for this new connectivity

With an increase in connectivity and a decrease in cost, we’ll be able to do more. To help prepare your home for this new connected future, here are some tips to get you started.

  • Keep your network password complex and change it periodically. The stronger the password, the better. Random passwords are best if you can remember them, but for most of us that’s not going to happen so try a password manager like LastPass or 1Password instead. 
  • Install firmware updates for all your devices as soon as they’re available because these updates often include security patches that have been discovered since the device was released.
  • Don’t leave your devices out in plain sight. If possible, you should hide them somewhere so that people can’t access them as easily. You’ll be glad that you did when someone hacks into your smart TV to use it to record video or uses a compromised device as an entry point into your network.