Fifth-generation connectivity will fundamentally transform the travel experience. This is not your typical network upgrade. For the first time in history, we are building connections between machines, as well as people. We are becoming the creators.
Are you ready?
5glab.org is a research & thought leadership initiative aimed at exploring the full impact that 5G-enabled applications will have on the travel & tourism industry. We are connecting with technology companies and future-forward brands to understand the full implications.
Imagine a world with billions of interconnected devices. The next wave of technologies will run on 5G networks. The mainstream adoption of IoT, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, drones, and artificial intelligence will develop in lockstep with 5G.
But building out the 5G infrastructure will take time and will roll out sequentially. Our objective is to take this opportunity to understand when and how these promising new technologies will impact the travel industry, and indeed society as a whole.
The bigger goal is to deliver a series of white papers, articles, podcasts and live events, all under the 5glab.org domain, to spark debate and innovation.
We've identified various pillars as a framework to help lead the wider discussion about where travel is going in the era of big tech. We call it the god-speed era.
Please explore these links for further reading.
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IoT will transform urban mobility and how and where we choose to travel.
Low latency connections will give us the power to jump between worlds.
The phased rollout of 5G networks could create winners and losers.
Automation will disrupt existing economic models.
Blockchain and the tokenization of our economy is creating new standards in information sharing.