The fifth generation of wireless networks, widely termed 5G, is set to revolutionize how we utilize the internet by lowering latency, enhancing speeds, and increasing the number of devices capable of connecting within a specific area.
The significant improvement in reiability and performance will be a huge bonus – and a struggle – for companies and providers that must meet customer expectations.
As the 5G network increasingly becomes part of our lives, exciting technologies are emerging – cloud computing, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and many others.
One question that keeps popping up is how 5G infrastructure is likely to impact our current communications infrastructure and environment.
The 5G Infrastructure
The 5G infrastructure is a network of base stations (both small- and macro-cell) needed to ensure the functionality of 5G technology. Its low latency coverage is necessary for applications such as semi-autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Things (IoT), for example.
Some of the infrastructure requirements for 5G are already available, for instance, the masts and towers applicable for 4G networks. On top of that, the infrastructure needs the inclusion of small-cell technology for heavily populated locations to enhance network capacity.
The main requirements of the 5G infrastructure are a super-dense grid and millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies. This grid type is necessary because the frequencies needed on this infrastructure are limited to short distances. The suitability or capability of the 5G network to expand largely depends on the installation of the small cell base stations.
The importance of 5G deployment for the IoT services of the future
IoT technologies deployed in cities, buildings, and homes contribute to caring for people and the planet. Some of these new technological solutions offer very relevant data analytics on how we consume services and the impact they generate in our closest environment.
Internet of Things is contributing to the merger of innovation and sustainability, and is considered the cornerstone for the development of smart homes and the new era of home automation installations, or helping urban areas convert their facilities into truly evolved Smart Cities.
Smart LED lighting infrastructures
A clear example of IoT deployment can be found in the intelligent urban lighting systems that Televes is developing to collect data that facilitate efforts to optimize the behavior of LEDs, regulate their consumption and energy expenditure, or anticipate possible maintenance tasks.
5G networks open up a world of possibilities for IoT development, where the involvement of citizens is decisive and smart technologies are the basis of sustainable and efficient cities of the future.
As the global aging issue escalates and with the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic being still around, smart nursing homes have become increasingly essential. Technological solutions powered by 5G are ideal for many situations meant to make life safer and more comfortable for the elderly.
Televes Corporation has applied advanced technology to make life better for the elderly in the Estrada project, the first pilot of its kind in Spain.
When the north-western Spain city of A Estrada decided to apply new technology in the renovations of their public nursing home, Televes was engaged. In line with the tagline “digitalization, prevention and early detection of risks,” Televes implemented a solution that makes the residents at the facility less vulnerable.
Advanced Telecare In Homes And Hospitals
The advance in telecom networks and 5G technology is set to revolutionize medical care, thanks to the reduced latency and higher speeds it presents to the industry. It is a timely solution given the staggering medical data in areas where 5G could be utilized to reduce risks. For instance, Europe records close to 4 million deaths from cardiac-related conditions annually.
In telecare, this network will support close to perfect real-time and reliable video support needed for remote care.
Our intelligent system called Carelife® involves the installation of sensors at home to track and analyze the daily routine of the user. It is designed to detect unusual or potentially dangerous situations, and inmediately launch an automatic notification to a family member or a medical resource.
CareLife solution is generated from our resolve to be a telecommunication network-based service facilitator in buildings and homes. To further support the quality of life for the elderly, we have participated in Smart Assist, ACTIVAGE, and other projects of international scope.
The hotel of the future: connected hotels
The hospitality sector is also experiencing a transformation from the emergence of 5G infrastructure. Streamlined operations, enhanced guest experience, superior technology at events and meetings, and personalized services are just examples of what is possible in connected hotels.
The results of our services at Hotel Ansares demonstrate our capability to bring the future to the hospitality industry. The hotel intended to introduce a unique digital experience whereby the guest could be in control of the stay throughout.
An interactive television system through Televes’ ArantiaTV technology is one of the improvements already added to the hotel. Guest experience in the rooms has improved significantly after the infrastructural and technological changes.
Smart buildings are the fundamental component of the smart cities of the future. As cities pay attention to driving sustainability policies to draw people, smart buildings ought to be a priority. All forms of buildings – hospitals, hotels, schools, homes, etc. – contribute to the agenda because they provide important insights on usability.
Televes Corporation is supporting the smart city goal by focusing on the Industry 4.0 model, which provides the city with a distributed intelligence in which the building becomes a node of the Internet of Things (IoT). Televes is an expert in telecommunications infrastructure in buildings and homes. We avail advanced technologies to installers and integrators as means to exploit all the benefits that the 5G network allows for the deployment of IoT technologies.