Digital Locations, Inc. (DLOC), a cell tower site developer for the 5G revolution, announced that it is likely to benefit from 5G small cell sites’ growth. It will be driven through Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications, which require super high-speed transmission.
“Augmented reality and virtual reality have suddenly become more relevant in a world where people can’t meet in person as easily,” said Bill Beifuss, President of Digital Locations. “Devices such as Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 are prime examples of applications that will drive the growth of 5G services.”
HoloLens 2 users can touch, grasp, and transfer holograms in ways that feel normal, responding a lot like real objects, resulting in a mixed reality experience that is relaxed and immersive.
Many businesses can use holograms to enhance preparation, design, and visualization significantly in terms of settings and manufacturing facilities. The design process is dramatically improved by zooming in on and manipulating 3D versions of in-progress prototypes. And the voice commands function via smart microphones and natural language speech processing works perfectly even in noisy industrial environments.
Holograms play a vital role in the field of education as students can view the concepts as they are taught and can visualize in the class or even from a distance. Holograms let students clear their concepts more conveniently and improvise on the method of learning.
All these exciting AR applications are only possible through high speed and low latency wireless data transmission. It is all possible through 5G wireless technology, and so 5G small cell networks form the important parts of the high speed, low latency solution.
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) expects that up to 80% of new cell site deployments will be of small cells as small cells are the only way operators deploy 5G in the super high-speed millimeter-wave (mmWave) spectrum. mmWave spectrum transmissions can travel only a few hundred feet due to the propagation characteristics of that band. It looks ideal for small cells as they can be as little as a pizza box, which is often installed on a building rooftop, storefronts, or even on the “street furniture” like light poles or streetlights.
By this time, there are no signs that the large wireless operators, such as AT and amp;T, Verizon, and T-Mobile Sprint, are planning to invest in building small cell networks heavily all over the country. Contradictorily, they are looking for partners to facilitate the building of these networks.
Mr. Beifuss added, “All these factors point to a very large market for small cells and a substantial opportunity for Digital Locations. To minimize upfront capital costs, Digital Locations plans to enter into lease option agreements with building/property owners. Once an adequate number of sites have been secured in a particular area (perhaps 20-25 locations in a square mile area), the Company will enter into rental agreements with one or more large wireless operators desiring to extend 5G coverage in the area.”