Just as mobile technology continues to be of major significance to those in construction, 5G will take an increasingly critical role. The use of mobile technology on the jobsite will only continue to increase in significance. Globally, construction industry investments hit $7.6 billion in information technology and communications in 2020. The commitment to increasing the use of mobile tech is evident with these types of expenditures forecast to increase each year through 2025.
The fifth-generation mobile network, 5G, is faster and more reliable than its predecessor, 4G. Combining these benefits with ultra-low latencies and massive network density is supercharging connected devices and systems that our world relies on—and runs on—every day.
As innovative futurist and strategy expert Matthew Griffin explains: “Today, all industries are undergoing what’s known as a system-level disruption. Every action, process, product, and task is being impacted by new technologies and innovations like 5G. Not only in new ways, but in disruptive ways that completely change those industries’ operating models and [the] status quo.”