Will 5G be the next disruption in media and entertainment?
According to Forbes, the fifth generation of technology for wireless communication (5G) will be coming soon, and when it comes it will disrupt the media and entertainment industry, because of its fast speed which allows mobile devices to be more capable on streaming. In fact, when 4G was introduced, streaming became more popular and less expensive than downloading content from internet, and it was only after that we have faster speed internet, examples like Netflix, the video streaming service, and Pandora or Spotify, the music streaming service clearly start to grow. I believe that 5G fits into the category of sustaining innovation in Christensen Disruptive Innovation model. Digital content platforms have already been disrupting the traditional media like news paper and television for years, and faster transmission speed can no doubt speed up the disruption process. Furthermore, 5G will also speed up the evolution of user-generated media because of its high uploading speed. Netflix grew so quickly that now it’s producing its own contents “Netflix Originals” to compete with the television broadcasters. I believe that user-generated media like video blogging (or vlogging) can grow just as fast as that, and may be dominating what we watch for entertainment in the future.
Granados, Nelson. “5G: The Next Tech Disruption In Media And Entertainment Is Coming.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 23 Aug. 2017, www.forbes.com/sites/nelsongranados/2017/07/17/5g-the-next-tech-disruption-in-media-and-entertainment-is-coming/.
By. “Could 5G Be the Next Big Tech Disruption?” Switchfast Tech Digest, Switchfast Technologies, 10 Aug. 2017, blog.switchfast.com/could-5g-be-the-next-big-tech-disruption.