Major telecommunications companies in the United States are working hard to deliver the next generation of internet technology. 5G is already here in some capacity, while 2019 will see a significant rollout throughout the country.
Companies such as Verizon and AT&T have already done a lot of work on their 5G infrastructure. The smaller components that go into delivering high speed internet to customers, such as broadband power dividers, are already at the required level. Now it is about getting that coverage to millions of people around the nation.
5G and Gaming
There are already some companies that offer game streaming services. The idea is that a user does not need a powerful device to play games, such as a latest generation console or a gaming computer. They are able to stream those games, which run off servers from the company offering the service.
The issue is that latency and internet speeds are not at the required level to make it a great experience – yet. 5G promises that latency will be a non issue. It is likely that days of 30 ms or greater latency with wireless connections will be gone after 5G is rolled out to users.
VR content is also set to get a boost with better internet speeds. The high resolution content that must be streamed to VR headsets can be handled with ease thanks to the 1Gbps speeds of the 5G service.
Gaming on the Go
With gaming becoming a streaming affair thanks to 5G, it will be possible for people to play high end, graphically intensive games on smartphones and tablets. They would not even need to buy the latest smartphone with the best specs, as the game could be streamed on any mainstream device!
It is clear that 5G promises to completely transform the world of gaming in the next few years.