It seems like the perfect setup for a racing game: steering Wheel, pedals, a wall of six monitors shows the road. Measured in terms of the task, some Action – you have to keep in step speed through a stop sign, and on a test site, the keep track of.

But for the thrill else makes something of it: It is a real load, controlled in real-time. The driver sits in Barcelona, the vehicle is about 2000 kilometers all the way to Gothenburg in Sweden.

The trucks of the company Einride, the you guides, is in a class by itself. In the vehicle there is no place for a human is provided. Its brawny Front is a concrete-gray surface without a windshield or grille. If you can quickly get used to this sight in the rearview mirror? The futuristic T-Pod-trucks to actually drive autonomously. But in difficult situations – this could initially be, for example, a construction area – should be able to take a man in control by remote control. Here 5G comes with its extremely short data transit times – the so-called latency – in to the game. Thus, control commands can be practically transferred without delay to the vehicle.

the benefits of the new networks, swarms, equipment manufacturers and network operators for years, this time it was at the Mobile World Congress so a lot of 5G “hands-on”. A few meters from the truck Demo at the booth of the network equipment Supplier Ericsson plays in a Band. More precisely, the half of the Band, the Bassist and the drummer. The guitarist and the singing keyboardist make music in a different hall at the Stand of the network operator Vodafone, the connection runs over a 5G network. The low latency makes it possible that you can play a Song together as if they were in one place.

And in front of hundreds of spectators, a surgeon from the stage of advice for colleagues in the operating room, and signed, among other things, on images, for example, the nerve strands which may disconnect in any case. Tele-surgery is considered to be an important 5G-application case for the future. In China should already have in January, a surgeon with the help of remote-controlled robotic arms away from around 50 kilometres from the liver in a test animal.

To such operations in your everyday life, it will take a Barcelona solution shown for the ambulance, however, might be used. The idea is to perform an ultrasound examination, if necessary, on the way to the hospital. The images are not only transmitted in real time by 5G, but the doctor can also steer with the help of a haptic glove, the Hand of the paramedic, holding the ultrasonic device at certain Places.

“5G was originally designed for the industry, therefore, low latency and high bandwidth were the basic guidelines,” says Ericsson Manager Fredrik Jejdling. However, consumers want to make the industry the benefits of super-fast networks are tasty. The chip group Qualcomm, how can you watch TV with 5G on a Smartphone. In addition to the large display of a channel, several other channels continue to run on the bottom of the screen, between which you can switch.

Even the business with virtual reality is set to revolutionize 5G. Today, the intensive computational work for the Immersion in digital worlds have to be done locally, either in the glasses itself, or a connected Computer. With the stable fast connect to the Cloud could be used to help instead, but Server in the network. The devices on the head would make accordingly lighter and more portable. In Barcelona, Qualcomm, demonstrated, among other things, that this Transmission can work via radio actually. An interesting side effect would be that more value added to the VR-specialists transferred to the network operators. This can be good news for the telecommunications companies, the need to put many billions into the 5G network development.

For the 5G-miracles have their price. The rule of thumb is that you need three Times more base stations, each of the three Times more the cost than for the previous Standards – and three Times more electricity smoke verb, says an industry expert in Barcelona. Ericsson Manager Jejdling want to leave so do not apply – this bill leave, among other things, that 5G will build on existing networks. “The cost per transferred Megabyte is at 5G lower than in the case of 4G.” The higher power consumption is due to the physics: “5G is just as efficient as 4G, but if you want more range, you need more energy, it zupowern high.”

dpa

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