Qualcomm Technologies, the American 5G chip-making giant, is calling for stakeholders to ramp up their efforts to accelerate the rollout of the new communication technology and is presenting some key arguments to make its case stronger. Here are the five biggest benefits that the roll-out of 5G is going to bring in the U.S. alone:
- Over 300,000 new green jobs will be opened, as 5G networks will create the need to cover roles such as data scientists, data engineering, software engineering, and more.
- Nearly 374 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States will not be released into the environment. This will be achieved by taking 81 million vehicles off the roads, as 5G will open up new remote work possibilities.
- About 410 billion gallons (1.5 trillion liters) of water nationwide will be saved from being wasted thanks to better leakage monitoring and usage patterns optimization enabled by 5G tech.
- Aerial drones will spray farms with pesticides releasing the minimum required amount, essentially cutting the usage by a whopping 50%. These fleets will be controlled remotely in real-time, and 5G is pivotal to this.
- Optimized lane management and traffic management systems enabled by Qualcomm’s C-V2X tech will increase fuel efficiency by 20%.
These figures apply to the United States alone, so one can easily imagine the scale of the benefits for the entire world. The only problem right now is that even though 5G’s adoption has been put on rails with massive investments that are taking place right now, and although most smartphones sold today are 5G-enabled, the average person appears indifferent to this “silent revolution”.
There are no killer 5G apps yet, there are deployments that make a tangible difference, and inevitably, it all seems like it’s going slowly. What Qualcomm presents in its study is proof of the prospect of 5G bringing very important benefits, but these are likely to take place in the background of our lives instead of making headlines with overnight advancements.