Why 5G and AI Pair Well for Productivity and Efficiency

The implementation of 5G is finally spreading across the globe, with many in the tech industry watching in anticipation to see how faster speeds will improve daily activities and broader initiatives. It is increasingly clear that pairing 5G with artificial intelligence (AI) is the best path for making the most of both technologies.

It’s easy to envision a world in which 5G and AI are used to eliminate network interruptions and latency, solving any traffic concerns through advanced machine learning and supporting cloud-based apps without service hiccups. AI can gather and analyze 5G network data to provide valuable management insights and allow companies to continually improve efficiency and productivity.

Traditional networks won’t be able to handle the volume of data projected by Statista to be generated by 2025, estimated at 30.9 billion units. While speed is the major feature associated with 5G, it’s also able to handle the volume when combined with AI. 5G provides the speed, but AI makes sure high volumes of data are delivered to the right place.

The pairing of 5G and AI is ideal, allowing for better experiences for companies and their customers. Here are three specific areas where you’ll see the benefits:

Speed: Network speed is everything; it affects the rate at which computers can communicate with one another, while also affecting performance with latency rates, processing speeds, and the pace of energy consumption. With fleets of smart devices powering businesses, these factors matter more than ever.

While 4G networks average 100 Mbps, the change to 5G will deliver speeds up to 10Gbps, an increase that is about 100 times the speed of 4G. When it comes to AI, speed delivers faster data transfer occurring between computers, offering improvements in responsiveness and interactions. It also means that machine learning models adapt and learn faster based on data and behaviors, in addition to allowing for faster response times when errors are made.

Power: Mobile devices are accessing connectivity through both cellular and wireless options. While cellular connections are high-speed, they require a lot of power consumption because the phone is connecting to the cell tower. WiFi consumes less power by connecting to an available router, but connection speeds tend to be slower. With 5G, users enjoy longer battery life with lower latency.

Security: Cyber security continues to be a concern for companies and will only grow in the future. Cybersecurity Ventures reports that recent findings estimate that by 2025, cyber crime will be a $10.5 trillion problem for global business. Companies are recognizing the need to invest in security tools and policy. 

With faster data transfer speeds, better encryption, and the ability to spot anomalies, the combination of 5G and AI will make it easier and more secure to transfer data between connected devices. 5G offers an additional layer of encryption, and AI will deliver meaningful insights when a cyber threat is detected.

If you’re wondering what the combination of 5G and AI could do for your business, contact us at One Connect. We can help you align emerging technology with the right solutions to make the most of innovation for your business goals.