The Impact of 5G on Web Development

By: | June 3rd, 2020

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5G stands for “fifth generation” and it’s the next evolution in wireless data networks. It can improve wireless networks far more than 4G or 3G ever could. People will feel it in their smartphones, homes, car, and even in the city or town around them. With 5G, downloads and streaming should happen literally without delay. Cars will talk to each other to prevent collisions. An untethered augmented reality can finally be achieved with real-time response. Not to mention such industrial benefits as remote surgery and drone control. No wonder, lots of businesses are now trying to figure out what benefits they can derive from this innovation, and the web development industry is no exception.

You may also be wondering what the celebrated 5G will bring with it and how it will change the way your business website works. But before you learn how the new generation of mobile technology can transform the web development process, you may want to learn more about 5G itself. 

What’s 5G?

Just as 3G brought email to your smartphones and 4G allowed for things like rideshare apps and video streaming, 5G is on path to improve many aspects of current generation mobile networks.

What really makes 5G stand out is its speed, latency, energy consumption, and bandwidth. You might have heard that 600 megahertz 5G can easily penetrate walls in a way light goes through glass. This means that you can get better coverage, this is because 5G uses a higher frequency band, called millimeter wave. This allows data to be transferred considerably faster than the lower frequency band dedicated to 4G.

One of the key benefits of this new standard is that its speed will be up to 100 times faster than that of 4G, which will help create new services and technologies that wouldn’t be possible without it.

Just imagine, one day 5G might give us driverless cars and drones that control their own drones, connected smart cities, industrial automation, and more. But before we get there, wireless carriers need to build out massive 5G networks. Thankfully, many of them have already started to take steps to get there. 

So, now it’s about time you learned what 5G means for your website design and how your business may benefit from this revolutionary technology.

5G and Web Development

With 5G underway, more and more entrepreneurs will want to make edits to their websites, add new features or launch a brand new ones. (Learn more about custom web development services here:

These improvements can be made because of the increased speed and considerably lower latency that 5G offers, making it possible for developers to upload 4k videos to websites without fearing the notorious lags and freezes that disrupt user experience. Adding complex visual elements will become a reality as soon as users start using 5G extensively.  

And now let’s take a closer look at how 5G can help you improve your website design.

Adding More Content

As mentioned above, 5G will see the websites overflowing with eye-catching pictures, photos, and engaging videos, which was not that easy in the 4G era. You’ll be able to add immersive background content on the home page and deliver rich content to users without delay. This will go a long way towards effectively promoting your products and services and attracting new customers.

Stronger User Experience

It’s not a secret that users gravitate towards effectively designed websites that load fast on mobile devices. With 5G, mobile response won’t be a problem anymore. Your potential customers will be able to access your website and navigate through various items displayed on it on the go. As soon as the new technology becomes commonplace, it will help bridge the gap between the experiences users get on their PC and those they get on mobile devices.

Introducing Augmented and Virtual Reality

Currently, there are not many business websites that can provide a 3D environment for users to explore their products. 5G provides you with the tools to create eye-grabbing experiences and make your customers emotionally engage with your brand. Now that the majority of web browsers support WebVR, it’s easier than ever to usher you customers into the room full of your products or see how their place will look like once your team renovate it. Moreover, your customers will be able to use their smartphone to scan a QR code using your website and unbox an item when they’re in-store.  

The fascinating times are coming to web development. You should be getting ready for them!


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