5G Networks Will Power Real Time Gaming, Robotics and Sports In The 21st Century

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It took a little under a century from when the first two-way reciprocal telephone call made on October 9th 1876 to the first handheld cellular phone call made on April 3, 1973. In less than half that time, we have powered forward from a single handset in a single cell to a global network of interconnectivity.
Real time voice and visual communication over the Internet and interconnected digital networks are the beating heart of a 24/7 connected world.
4G and the mobile Internet
The fourth generation – 4G – mobile communications standard has powered the take up of the mobile web, something which the early innovators in communications could not have envisaged in their wildest dreams. It has made real time web browsing, video calling, on-demand video streaming and interactive gaming common place. However, there is still latency, even with 4G services. As we begin to enter the era of 5G and rapid rollout, just how will this impact our world?
Faster response – zero latency
With billions of smart devices, computers, laptops and Internet enabled TV sets, the current system would eventually grind to a snail’s pace or worse – lock up completely. Combined with cloud gaming which places demand on bandwidth, increasing latency as a result of reduced bandwidth availability, would have a detrimental effect on all these services. With increasing numbers of users and devices, so comes with it the increased demand on network capacity. The emerging 5G networks will:
Exponentially increase network capacity
Deliver faster more reliable connections
Reduce latency
Open up new opportunities for business
These tech advancements will enable a new generation of apps, will pave the way for new services and open up opportunities for business and commerce hitherto unseen. So which industries and sectors will benefit?
Online betting and gaming
Just about every business and industry sector will benefit from 5G introduction. Faster networks which are able to handle vast amounts of data in real time will enable online gaming companies such as NetBet Nigeria to offer more intuitive, real time betting opportunities without any of the current latency. No delays and a better service for clients will deliver improved revenue streams and reduced costs.
Cloud gaming platforms such as Shadow, GeForce Now and Vortex will be able to deliver more realistic game immersion experiences as a result of exponential reductions in potential network latency issues. No longer will games judder or freeze or users experience poor sound or image quality as a result of bandwidth issues.
Autonomous vehicles
Autonomous vehicles – driverless vehicles – will become commonplace. Automatic vehicle navigation without the need for a driver is currently clunky and not 100% reliable, as this report in The Guardian refers to, when  an Uber autonomous vehicles killed a woman when she was crossing an Arizona street.
However, as 5G rollout continues, the accuracy of on-board tech will improve exponentially; Uber, Lyft, and Waymo are at the forefront of autonomous vehicle testing at the time of writing. Legacy car companies such as BMW, Honda and Ford are spending billions in research, development and testing – watch the space.
Business investment
It is quite possible that business investment will be driven by key decisions being made from the wealth of real time data which they receive. This will pave the way for innovation and cost savings in industries such as agriculture, farming, retail and manufacturing. This will in turn pave the way for better customer experience and more stabilised long term growth.
Virtual reality and AI
Who’s to say where virtual reality will take us. Perhaps sports fans will be able to sit in their own home yet experience the game and the atmosphere as if they were at the stadium. Perhaps holidays to some far away exotic destination will be experienced by way of a virtual reality landscape viewed from your own home. Maybe something as mundane as viewing a house by way of virtual reality will become the new normal.
The rapid expansion in the use of AI in industry is gathering pace. AI is in use in limited form in global markets predicting price movements of stocks and commodities. The Google search algorithm snoops on our online activity, gathering data about us all which it uses to generate increased revenue from more targeted advertising.
However it pans out, 5G is going to revolutionise the way in which we communicate and interact at all levels of society. It will change our perceptions of the world we live in, just as those early innovators changed the world with the inventions of the telegraph, telephone, radio and TV all those years ago.

PSG Offer Manchester United Angel Di Maria In Swap Deal For Paul Pogba

Paris Saint-Germain have offered Manchester United former player Angel Di Maria as part of a swap deal for Paul Pogba.
PSG are hopeful of landing Pogba in a move that would see him join his hometown club after growing up in the Parisian suburb of Lagny-sur-Marne.
And according to claims from Calciomercato, PSG submitted an offer to United of Di Maria as well as Julian Draxler to try and convince the Red Devils to part with Pogba.
It is unclear whether that offer would also include cash with United valuing Pogba, 27, at around £150million.
Di Maria spent the 2014/15 season at Old Trafford after his £59.7m move from Real Madrid.
He had a fine start with three goals in his opening five Premier League appearances but did not manage another strike all season.
He was eventually sold to PSG the following summer for £44m, joining the French giants where he has scored 81 in 217 games across his five seasons in Ligue 1, winning the title three times.
But given the fact that he is already 32 and was also thought to be homesick in Manchester, it seems very unlikely that either Manchester United or Di Maria would want this switch.
Speaking about his time at United, Di Maria hit out at the club’s former gaffer Louis van Gaal as one of the reasons for his struggles.
“I only stayed one year. It wasn’t the best period of my career, or they didn’t let me have my best time there.
“There were problems with the coach at the time. But thanks to God, I was able to come to PSG and be myself again.”
Di Maria’s team-mate Draxler, however, would no doubt be more up United’s street – especially because he is understood to want a move to the Premier League.
At 26, the former Schalke and Wolfsburg star is surely approaching his prime and could play across the pitch in an attacking role.
United have been looking at Jack Grealish but Draxler’s trophy-winning and international-level experience – including winning the World Cup in 2014 – could make him a better option.
Pogba is likely to be at the centre of a four-way transfer tussle this summer, with United knowing he would leave for free when his contract expires at the end of next season if the 12-month extension clause is not exercised – although the Red Devils are thought to be relaxed about the situation.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is very keen to lure the British record signing to the Bernabeu.
A return to Juventus, where he spent four years between 2012 and 2016, is another possibility.
And Inter Milan are also hoping to seal a deal for Pogba.

Former Manchester United midfielder Fellaini out of Chinese hospital after treating Coronavirus

Former Manchester United and Everton midfielder Maraouane Fellaini has left hospital after testing positive for the novel Coronavirus almost a month ago.
The Belgian who plays for Chinese club Shandong Luneng has been in hospital receiving treatment for the past three weeks and today Tuesday, was discharged after testing negative for the virus.
“Fellaini was assessed and was deemed to have recovered, and was discharged today,” Shandong football club said in a brief statement on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old Shandong Luneng midfielder, the only Chinese Super League (CSL) player known to have contracted the disease will now spend 14 days in quarantine for further observation.

Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola Loses Mother To Coronavirus

Manchester City has confirmed that their manager, Pep Guardiola has lost his mother to coronavirus.
In a statement on Twitter, the club said:
“The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother Dolors Sala Carrió in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting coronavirus. She was 82 years old.
City paid tribute to their manager on social media, saying: ‘Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.’
The tragic news comes weeks after Guardiola himself made a generous donation of £920,000 (€1million) to help provide medical equipment in the fight against coronavirus in Spain.