Will 5G be good news for the gaming sector
5G: Chaos Technology or Booster for the Gaming Sector?
Since 2019, the new mobile communications standard 5G has become increasingly widespread in Australia.
Its advantages and possible dangers have been hotly debated ever since. For example, airlines in the USA are currently warning of operational disruptions caused by 5G.
On the other hand, 5G could become a real booster for the gaming industry.
Warning of 5G as a Danger for Air Traffic
Today, Wednesday, the mobile phone standard 5G was to operate nationwide in the USA. However, the telecommunications company AT&T announced yesterday that it was excluding some transmitters at airports from the 5G launch.
This was due to urgent warnings from airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration (FFA), the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. They pointed out that interference could be between 5G frequencies and radar altimeter frequencies, an essential part of aircraft safety equipment.
THEREFORE, the FFA is calling for a moratorium to ensure that 5G technology can be used near airports without becoming a safety risk.
However, what does not seem to be up for debate is the importance of the mobile phone standard. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said in a statement
‘We recognize the economic importance of expanding 5G and appreciate that wireless companies are working with us to protect the flying public and the nation’s supply chain”.
The complex U.S. airspace is a leader in safety because of our high standards for aviation and will maintain that commitment as wireless companies roll out 5G.
Despite the current local delays, the US-wide rollout and deployment of 5G technology are thus likely to progress in the U.S. as it is in Australia.
In Australia, the providers are responsible for the network expansion, ensuring significantly faster and more reliable mobile internet.
The Importance of 5G for Online Gambling
For the gambling industry, 5G could mean a real boom for both online casinos and online sports betting, according to market observers.
On the one hand, the user experience would improve due to shorter loading times. On the other hand, 5G technology would offer the prerequisites for expanding virtual reality (V.R.) in gambling.
So far, the online gaming sector has not yet fully exploited its potential in this regard. This is because online casino games are already graphically demanding per se and require a fast internet connection.
Therefore, there is currently no room for V.R. However, and this will change with the fast 5G network.
The Foreseeing Eye of Paysafe
A survey by the payment platform Paysafe already showed in 2020 that 5G technology could significantly impact user behavior in mobile sports betting.
According to Paysafe, 42% of respondents said they expected an increase in their betting activities with the introduction of 5G. A fifth of respondents from Australia, the U.S., and the U.K. said they planned to bet on more sports than before using the new mobile standard.
The survey also showed that slow internet discourages betting fans from placing bets. One-fifth of the respondents said they feared delays in placing bets if the mobile internet was not fast enough.
V.R. Experiences in Online Casinos
With the increasing closeness to the reality that V.R. experiences in online casinos could bring, according to the I.T. security information platform Infopoint Security, the difference between terrestrial casinos and online casinos is fading more and more for the user.
As a result, online gambling is likely to become an attractive leisure activity for even more players. Until this happens, however, Australia still lacks nationwide 5G coverage.
Due to the latest reports from the USA, it is not yet foreseeable that this could come to a standstill.