byVerySoon16-12-201910:53 AM - edited 14-01-202003:23 PM
Since the early 1990s, the world has been ever-changing into a new and digital frontier. Hard-disk drives turned into ‘cloud spaces’ like OneDrive and Google Drive. Physical CD albums turned into ‘streaming’ platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. So much has changed, and it seems like there’s more to come.
2020 will bring about the coming of 5G internet, the next generation in advance wireless connection. Picture faster speed and stronger connections, not only for our phones but new advanced technologies.
In Malaysia, Digi has been testing out the uses and benefits of 5G since the middle of this year. We believe that 5G will bring entirely new possibilities to the way we live, work and play. And it is through collaborations with our local innovators, developers and partners that we can develop our nation’s 5G potential. Check out some of the initiatives that are currently being tested right now:
What we’re doing: Virtual Maker Space What to expect: Meetings in a virtual room!
Picture Google Hangouts or Skype, but now with the ability to show your friends physical objects with relative 3D proportions. That’s what Digi is currently testing out with the Virtual Maker Space. Collaborating with our partners at Universiti Putra Malaysia, soon there'll be no need for physical spaces or meeting rooms when trying to connect with others.
What we’re doing: Interactive AR with Avatar What to expect: A virtual tour guide on-the-go!
When we talk about augmented-reality technology, what we have so far is small applications in our lives, from application games like Pokemon Go to that cat face filter on Instagram. Working with our friends at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Digi’s trying to bring AR to a new level by testing out an avatar that can you can interact and speak to!
What we’re doing: Remote Diagnose/Monitoring and Connected Ambulance What to expect: Real-Time Monitoring of Patient Data
Collaborating with the Ministry of Health and Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science & Technology, or CREST for short, Digi believes that 5G will be one of the main catalysts for technological advancement in other industries. And that’s why one of the early 5G tests are for remote diagnostics of a patient’s information. A continuous stream of patient data from the moment the paramedics arrive will allow for a quicker diagnosis and better preparation for when the patient arrives at the hospital, thus allowing prompt treatments.
For now, we’re still at the early stages of 5G and the potential of it can expand beyond our imagination into other sectors and industries. Therefore it is through collaborations involving other partners, academics, innovators, developers and agencies that this potential can be reached. 5G is just one major trend that will be prevalent throughout 2020, you can check out others like AI tech and the Internet of Things here.