3 Ways 5G Could Change The World

Sergio Alberto Romero, M.S.
4 min readMar 24, 2022
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5G is finally starting to explode in the North American scene after having been popularized in Asian and European markets prior to. With advanced speeds, lower latencies and a lot more bandwidth to be shared between different devices, it’s pretty exciting if you happen to have the compatible hardware and live in a location that can take advantage of 5G. While 5G isn’t perfect I do want to talk about 3 very specific ways that 5G could ultimately change the way we interact with each other online and the way internet services are provided, so let’s check it out!

The Death Of Home Internet

Home internet has to be one of the most beloved things I’ve ever had the privilege to experience in my life, it’s basically right next to water and electricity to be honest with you. But the only reason home internet was so useful was because of its speed compared to wireless data plans that were just overwhelming slow in comparison. Even today’s 4G networks aren’t quite up to par with home internet services. But with 5G rolling out across the world, I believe we’ll start to see more and more people start to cut cable and dedicated internet plans in preference towards simply just using your smartphone as the primary internet provider. Imagine a world without modems and routers hooked up and a world where you only have to pay for your phone bill and perhaps a Netflix subscription, now that’s pretty cool.

Better Gaming Experiences

Gaming has seen an explosive growth over the last couple years thanks to the development and implementation of free-to-play models popularized by Fortnite and League Of Legends. To continue this free-to-play trend we’re starting to see some further growth in the mobile space as well. With everything from shooters and dungeon crawlers all the way to trivia and blockchain token system based games, it’ clear to see that the world of 5G internet is very likely going to have an impact on this world as well. While gaming on the go has been possible before I think we’re going to see competitive games start to take advantage of the ability for people to game on the go. Especially once we start to talk about the possibilities of cloud gaming and the potential to play AAA games on the go thanks to 5G connectivity, there could be a whole new era of gaming, and…

Sergio Alberto Romero, M.S.

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