5G networks, faster and more reliable than anything that’s come before, is poised to power the next generation of internet connectivity and e-commerce.

The new network will enable people to communicate, consume entertainment and shop at unprecedented speed and could prove pivotal for Australia’s economy, especially following the challenging rollout of the NB (National Broadband Network), which was designed to power connectivity.

Today, where everything (and everyone) is connected via internet in some way, 5G will assist the entrant of of the IoT (Internet of Things), allowing networks to keep up with the traffic demand for the foreseeable future. Some of Australia’s largest corporations and financial institutions are already looking to harness 5G – for example, Commonwealth Bank is trialling 5G for edge computing.

The high speed connectivity of 5G will provide a huge potential for businesses in the e-commerce space and will definitely transform the way people shop, signalling the arrival of the next big retail evolution and presenting new challenges and opportunities for brands.

To match the overall shopping journey, and meet consumers’ preferred payment methods in any given market, online merchants should look into the possibility of  innovative new payment systems – think facial recognition authentication, social payments and invisible payments.

Source: Power Retail


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