At Huawei’s Trust in Tech Symposium on the 3rd of December, Huawei CTO Paul Scanlan explains five reasons to trust 5G.
The up-and-coming network has been an important discussing point not only within the telecommunications industry but also in world politics.
It’s set up to serve the fastest connections yet, but concerns have been raised because of the potential security concerns.
At Huawei’s recent convention at The Savoy Hotel in London, Huawei CTO provides five reasons for people to trust 5G.
“5G is all about money. It’s all about transformation,” Huawei CTO, Paul Scanlan, stated during his keynote speech on 5G.
1. No harmful electromagnetic fields
The first plus point pointed by Huawei’s CTO was that 5G does not emit harmful electromagnetic fields.
A report by the World Health Organisation (WHO)stated that radio waves are “so low that they are insignificant and do not affect human health” was referenced, and TV and radios were announced to give out more radiation than phones.
2. 5G is more safe and secure than 4G
The second reason Scanlan explained for trusting 5G was that it is more secure than 4G by design, citing differences in encryption of personal data as an essential factor.
“Your ID is not encrypted on 4G,” says Scanlan. “What we do with 5G is we encrypt it.”
Three more factors for security credentials of 5G:
End-to-end security between public land mobile networks (PLMNs)
Unified authentication between 5G, Wi-Fi and Long-Term Evolution (LTE)
A stronger security algorithm; as compared to 4G it has only a key length of 128-bit but 5G has 256.
3. 5G will encourage economic growth
Huawei’s CTO then explained the network’s possible impact on industries.
5G is expected to increase the GDP of the manufacturing, energy, transport and media industries by 3-5% by 2030.
In manufacturing, for example, 5G will increase efficacy while predictive maintenance goes down, and the health industry could visual the network being used for apps, remote diagnostics, and connected ambulances.
Also, virtual consultancy, which can also be done on 4G, will be improved due to a reduction in bandwidth disruption.
4. Less Carbon production when compared to 4G
Scanlan went on to state that 5G would be much more eco-friendly than its predecessor. The network at its fastest is expected to emit less CO2 than slow or medium speed 5G.
He went on to discuss that in China, 5G is being developed and rolled out via street furniture-based solutions such as lampposts, which decrease carbon emissions, as well as complexity and site costs.
Additionally, the operational expense has proved a challenge for network operators, but 5G can fix these.
5. 5G boost trust in digital systems
The final reason was that its capabilities, when applied to various digital systems, could cause users to trust those systems more.
The Huawei CTO also suggested virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) as a collective example; even though it was made clear that 5G would need to improve in order to accommodate VR’s indoors-based nature, he explained that VR and AR could prove helpful in the future educational sectors.
Other few instances of systems in which 5G can contribute the levels of trust grow to include:
Monitoring aquatic ecosystems