How Can 5G Reshape the Transport and Logistics Industry?

As the 5G technology arrives, businesses across all industries are preparing for what is to come. The Transportation industry that ranges from public buses to private logistic fleets is one of such sectors that could benefit massively from the next-generation wireless networks.

Fremont, CA: 5G Technology has the potential to provide increased visibility and control over the transport systems. The low latency increased reliability, and high capacity will enhance how well people travel. For the consumers, 5G networks will provide faster upload and download speeds, decreased latency, and broad applications for everything from entertainment to health care. With the help of mobile technology, 5G expected to provide end-to-end connectivity throughout cities and beyond and support various types of communications for transportation companies. 5G has both short- and long-term impacts that shippers, carriers, and 3PLs will need to prepare for.


Presently there is a race going on to build wireless networks throughout the nation, but this requires a vast, rapid roll-out of physical technology infrastructure. It takes an incredible amount of work from skilled workers and technicians who possess the equipment they need to deliver to facilities exactly when necessary. In the absence of the right equipment network construction stalls, expensive labor idles, deadlines can be missed, and competitors surge ahead. The main element to carry out this logistical effort is to transport sophisticated and high-valued technology with care to the right place at precisely the right time, unscathed, to fuel continuous build-out.


5G will have its impact on the supply chain and logistics by allowing more data to be transferred more quickly in real-time and, in turn, increase visibility throughout the supply chain. With more devices throughout the supply chain and manufacturing process becoming a part of the Internet of Things, they will provide a rich data stream that will transmit signals in real-time to trigger a wide variety of events. The primary focus is to leverage this wealth of data to implement a great technology platform that can process it into insights that can drive supply chain efficiency.

To make the availability of 5G to the masses a reality, it will require a proliferation of low-cost 5G devices and the creation of standards that guide development and govern how these devices interact. 

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