As lockdown continues in countries across the world, more and more people are relying on mobile technology for personal and professional communication.
Produced in collaboration with academics from the University of York, European University, Cyprus, University of Sheffield and US tech firm Futurewei, the IEEE article analyses how wireless communications have been utilised so far – and how it could be used further.
5G wireless communications offer increased reliability and speed, which could enable a range of sectors to overcome some of the challenges presented by the pandemic and social distancing, such as at-home patient monitoring, remote surgery diagnosis, and contact tracing in the healthcare sector. This is especially important for those in remote areas.
The paper can be read in full through the IEEE Communications Society website.