5G benefits for logistics and logistics customers
There are some big advantages of 5G technology for the logistics industry.
FASTER DOWNLOADS MEANS MORE SENSORS AND MORE CONTROL
For logistics, data transfer speeds aren’t a big deal. But as the number of sensors increases (such as cameras, temperature sensors, humidity, etc.) the more data we’ll need to move from place to place. 5G gives logistics operators the data transfer capacity to cope with this deluge of data.
In the near future, logistics firms will be giving their customers constant updates, ranging from temperature and humidity to exact location and live video feeds. Want to know where your shipment is and if it is in good condition? Just log in and check the feed supplied by your logistics provider. That way, goods are less vulnerable to damage, tampering or even theft. Of course, this is theoretically possible with existing 4G, but there’s a problem: 4G doesn’t have the capacity to deal with it. And 4G devices are power hungry; 5G adds capacity and cuts energy consumption.
LOWER LATENCY MAKES AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES (AND FASTER SERVICES) POSSIBLE
5G’s low latency and improved reliability mean data can be transmitted almost instantly. This is essential for self-driving logistics vehicles, so any remote operator or server can act on that data sooner. For logistics customers, this means cheaper and more efficient services. Additionally, autonomous vehicles can improve safety, as they have the potential to eliminate human error and prevent accidents.