Benefits of 5G for Rural America | T-Mobile

Benefits of 5G for Rural America | T-Mobile


[FUTURISTIC MUSIC] 5G will be revolutionary, not only in
urban areas, but also in rural America. My name is Ana Tavares Lattibeaudiere,
Head of the North America region at the GSMA. The GSMA represents the interests
of over 750 operators worldwide. 5G network access will enable doctors
to virtually operate on patients that may be thousands of miles away. Through robotic surgery,
patients will have access to a level of health care quality that
they’ve had to drive hundreds of miles for in the past. The elderly and the
chronically sick will be able to use mobile-enabled
wearables and IoT devices to provide real-time
health and home care monitoring. To students in remote
areas of the country, 5G represents an amazing advancement
in the accessibility of data and tools for learning. This is made possible through
augmented or virtual reality, which are even more capable when they’re
connected to a robust 5G network. Imagine an elementary school class
in Mississippi taking a field trip to the Taj Mahal or a
technical school actually being able to see what it
is like for highline crews to maintain transmission lines
within the electrical grid. 5G will have a significant impact
on folks in agriculture as well. Mobile IoT will result in increased
crop yield and quality as well as more efficient and effective
livestock management. Through enhanced monitoring of
soil and weather conditions, farmers will be able to refine their
use of pesticides and fertilizers and improve how they
care for their animals. Remotely operated drones
and farm equipment could even be used for crop spraying,
land management, and surveillance, all enabled by the increased
bandwidth and low latency that comes with 5G network connectivity. Innovators in every
corner of the country should have access to this
technology, including and especially those in rural areas.

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