The 5G For Change
If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it’s that life needs some hacking. So for the first time in the history of The Webby Awards, we invite you to the 5G for Change Hackathon. There’s no shortage of things that need to be fixed. 5G is an invaluable tool in that pursuit—speed, access, and real-world change for the better.
Build something for change. Win a Webby and $50,000.
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About 5G TechnologyYou have questions. We have answers. Well, we have a lot of answers and if we don't have them here, we have links to a trove of information from our partners at Verizon. This FAQ is designed to help you understand the potential of 5G technology and the ways you can utilize it as the centerpiece of your 5G For Change idea.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for below, we’ve got you covered with some primer videos from our partners at Verizon. For a quick 101-level tutorial, check out this helpful video. Want to see a peek at the incredible innovation happening at the Verizon 5g Labs? This video is for you. And finally, how about 5 minutes with 5G to expand on your 5G education?
Below we’ve answered a few quick questions about how 5G and edge computing will work together to enable next-generation application development. That, plus the videos above, should be a great starting point for your team.
Still need more? Head on over to the Verizon 5G hub,
What is Verizon 5G Edge?
5G Edge is a mobile edge computing platform available for businesses and organizations.
By integrating compute capacity and cloud services at the public 5G or LTE network edge, or colocated and on-premises with a private radio access network (RAN), 5G Edge will help enable customers to bring to market increasingly transformative use cases that were previously untenable or impossible because they were dependent upon latency-sensitive connectivity.
What will Verizon 5G Edge enable?
With this new edge computing architecture, developers will be able to build applications for mobile end users and wireless edge devices with low latency. That opens up a whole new world of possibilities for public and private sector organizations of all types and sizes: next-generation artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), automated vehicles, real-time monitoring and control, and so much more.
Which industries could most benefit from Verizon 5G Edge?
We believe all industries can benefit from Verizon 5G Edge; here are just a few of our top picks:
- Distribution and Supply Chain
Global distribution and supply chain leaders could benefit from near real-time supply chain solutions that deliver end-to-end visibility and control from production through consumption.
Online gaming companies could offer subscription-based gaming services, while enabling immersive experiences on mobile devices running on 5G networks.
- Media and Entertainment
Advancements in wireless camera tech and faster data transfer to the editing floor are expected to enable new immersive and interactive fan experiences, while near real-time monitoring and analytics could improve crowdmanagement in venues.
Retailers could use 5G Edge to implement granular product tracking, create immersive experiences, automate points of service (POS), drive interactive signage and smart package sorting, and gather insights about in-the-moment customer behavior.
- Financial Services
5G Edge could enable AI, near real-time connectivity and other leading-edge technologies to fight fraud, power humanized assistants, speed up loan transactions, shorten settlement cycles, and accelerate market forecasting, buying and selling.
The possibilities for 5G Edge-enabled healthcare solutions are endless. They could include delivering deep visibility into the pharmaceutical supply chain; supporting faster, more detailed diagnostics; enabling robotic and remote surgery and near real-time patient monitoring; and providing navigation for visually impaired individuals.
From improved 3D modeling, maintenance and supply chain management to automated vehicles, robots, materials tracking and quality assurance processes, 5G Edge could help catalyze widespread transformation across the manufacturing ecosystem.
- Transportation and Automotive
5G Edge could support smart dock technologies to improve safety, security and productivity, as well as enhance quality of travel and improve tracking and auditing vehicles, packages and people.
- Distribution and Supply Chain