Advances in mobile data networks in the next decade could bring a number of benefits, according to the White House.
Mobile phones and tablets could download full length HD movies in less than 5 seconds, 100 times faster than 4G (six minutes) and 25,000 times faster than 3G (26 hours).
Emergency response crews and hospital based doctors could get live, real-time video and sensor data from police vehicles, ambulances, and drones, along with patient vitals and medical records—all before the patient arrives at the hospital door.
Semi- or fully-autonomous vehicles could communicate with the outside world and with each other to improve travel efficiency and safety.
Factories could be equipped with always-connected smart manufacturing equipment that self-diagnose and repair themselves before they break.
Gigabit-speed wireless broadband could become available in businesses, public transportation stations, stadiums, campuses, schools, malls, parks, and other public spaces.
Virtual reality training environments and simulators could allow entry-level workers to develop and demonstrate skills in high-demand fields like solar energy installation—anytime, from anywhere.