WHAT IS 5G?
The G in 5G stands for generation. 5G is the fifth generation technology standard for cellular networks. Each generation has been marked by their data transmission speeds and the uses they enable.
In cities throughout the world, 5G networks and services will be deployed over the next several years to accommodate the increasing reliance on internet-enabled devices.
For cities, this will provide a variety of services including safer roads, waste collection, green power grids and much more. Beyond the technology itself, 5G could add 250,000 permanent new jobs, and $40 billion in annual GDP to the Canadian Economy by 2026 (Accenture 2018).
1G delivered Analog Voice. Users were able to make cell phone calls
2G introduced digital voice and text messaging
3G brought mobile and wireless internet connection to our phones
(2008) 4G LTE
4G LTE expanded and modernized the mobile internet.
The era of new smartphone apps and services emerged. Social networking, work, education, banking, shopping and more became ever-more convenient as a result
5G offers capabilities that we can’t even imagine yet. At its core 5G is an enabler, unlocking capabilities that we’ve been waiting for and those we can’t even imagine yet.
5G is all about thinking outside the box
Super-low latency internet applications to meet human level response time
What is possible with 5G
5G networks will fuel Canadian innovation across industries and improve Canadians’ quality of life, with new applications in areas ranging from healthcare to agriculture
Giving emergency services the ability to navigate through traffic with greater ease and safety for all
Find a parking spot without searching. Real-time parking data so time is not wasted looking for a spot
Moving safely with little or no human input
Higher quality more engaging immersive experience. Amplifies learning and engagement
Waste receptacles that notify City collection services when they are full
Widely used in manufacturing, transport, earth and space exploration, surgery, and mass production of goods
Raises efficiency and precision providing enhanced levels of production
Use of different types of electronic sensors and technologies that are used to manage assets, resources and provide services efficiently
Enables hospitals to leverage new technologies, improve clinical outcomes, and provides care for patients wherever they are located
Adjust to meet their real power consumption needs. Help conserve energy, reduce costs, increase reliability and transparency, and make processes more efficient
Devices connected to the internet and with each other, enabling them to send and receive data
Adapts to movement by pedestrians, cyclists and cars. Saving energy and improving road safety
Provides recognizable improvements in travel time, lower vehicle operating costs, and reduced vehicle emissions
5G will allow the creation and deployment of traffic strategies in response to real-time conditions like rush hour, congestion in specific areas, construction
Enabling vehicles that are capable of sensing their environment and moving safely with little or no human input
5G technology can help facilitate a cleaner, greener, more environmentally conscious future by making things more efficient
A global initiative with one clear and simple goal: ZERO fatalities or serious injuries on our roadways
5G enabling a New Vision for Safety
Canada ranks low 28th place in global road safety rankings
With more than 1800 deaths and approximately 160,000 injuries on our roads every year
In every situation a person might fail, the road system should not
If the aim is zero traffic deaths and serious injuries, then you need to set zero as the target. Not X% in 5 years
If the aim isn’t zero, we really need to talk