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On December 20, 2018, " 5G " was officially elected as one of the top ten buzzwords for science and technology in 2018. This not only represents the announcement of a new industrial revolution, but also indicates that its steps have quickly approached our lives and work. However, what impact will the "5G" technology have on China's cold chain logistics industry?
According to Qualcomm's "5G" report data, currently, there are multiple predictable "5G" use cases for technology diffusion cycles, penetration, and potential long-term economic contribution areas, including "enhanced mobile broadband, enhanced indoor wireless broadband coverage, enhanced Outdoor wireless broadband, fixed wireless broadband deployment, corporate teamwork / collaboration, training / education, augmented and virtual reality (AR / VR), extended mobile computing, enhanced digital signage, massive Internet of Things , asset tracking, smart agriculture , smart Cities, energy / utility monitoring, physical infrastructure, smart home, remote monitoring, beacons and connected shopping, self-driving cars, drones, industrial automation, remote patient monitoring / telemedicine, smart grid, etc.
However, what impact will the "5G" technology have on China's cold chain logistics industry? Here are a few simple guesses:
I. Multinational cold chain companies have more convenient collaboration
At present, the country is making every effort to promote the construction and development of Hainan Free Trade Zone and Free Trade Port. It is bound to attract large international cold chain enterprises to build factories, companies, and offices in Hainan. In order to avoid long distances, television and teleconferences are bound to be very frequent. Therefore, with the realization of technologies such as "Ultra HD transmission, virtual reality / augmented reality, video telepresence, and tactile internet", it is sure to promote cold chain enterprises' long-distance collaboration Would be very useful.
Cold chain talent training will become more common
With the realization of technologies such as "Ultra HD Transmission, Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality, Video Telepresence, and Haptic Internet", the overall benefits of cold chain talent remote training have been demonstrated. However, the important social benefit is that it can significantly expand the cold chain talent group, make them more convenient to obtain education and training, and solve the shortcomings of lack of talents in the cold chain industry in our country from the base.
Third, expand mobile computing to achieve mobile office cold chain business
Combined with a wider wireless data pipeline and easy-to-access cloud computing, "5G" smartphones will be able to handle productivity tasks that have always been in the range of laptops and desktop computers. Therefore, expanding mobile computing or boosting cold chain business in mobile phone terminals The trend of going to office makes the cold chain business unlimited anytime, anywhere.
Fourth, digital signage has become a differentiated advantage of the cold chain industry
Utilizing a combination of ultra-high definition and augmented reality technologies, "5G" will support a wide range of applications from improving retail experience to smart city applications. For the retail industry, which is constantly competing with online shopping, it may become a key differentiating advantage. At the same time, services, transportation and smart cities may all rely on digital signage.
V. Further improving the efficiency of smart agriculture
"5G" will promote more use of connected sensor technology in farming and agriculture, and its applications range from basic water storage facility monitoring to specialized sensors that can monitor soil moisture and chemical composition. Benefits include optimizing irrigation and fertilization schedules and optimizing growth and harvest scheduling. This helps to improve the efficiency of farm operations and reduce the need for manual labor. In addition, reporting and accountability systems can be improved from farm to market to increase consumer transparency.
Six, remote monitoring helps unattended cold storage become a reality
Leverage "universal sensing technology" to support the gradual performance improvement and preventive maintenance of cold chain equipment, as well as daily unattended operations on smart storage platforms.
Seven, the comfort and environmental protection of domestic trucks have been newly demonstrated
As we all know, compared with American truck drivers, domestic truck drivers' lives in the car can only be described as "make up." However, with the quiet arrival of the "5G" era, domestic drivers' lives in their cars may usher in a turnaround, that is, with the implementation of network technologies such as "Mass Internet of Things, Enhanced Outdoor Wireless Broadband", watching TV in the car , Surfing the Internet, sending and receiving e-mails may become commonplace!
Of course, with the advent of the "5G" era, there will be more new technologies to expand and popularize, and there will be more technology applications and grafting on China's cold chain industry to help it develop with higher quality!