With a lightning-fast speed which is 10X higher than 4G, the fifth-generation wireless technology has immense potential to transform the mobile marketing landscape. Increased speeds and reduced latencies will enhance real-time interactions and enable seamless video streaming. This will enable marketers to engage their target audiences through immersive experiences and bolster brand-consumer relationships. Faster connectivity and instant responses will augment customer satisfaction too. 5G offers a download speed of 10 gigabytes per second. This, when integrated with edge computing will truly revolutionize mobile marketing campaigns through enhanced mobile based ads and geo-targeting capabilities.
Contrary to cloud computing, edge computing refers to the decentralization of data processing. The data processing happens locally in the individual device where it originates instead of being transported to a main centralized server (which saves a lot of time). Edge computing cuts back considerably on the latency and is also a more secure option from a data security standpoint. With all of the data being stored on individual devices, the likelihood of hacking diminishes.
Fater connectivity facilitated by 5G and reduced latency via edge computing have significantly overhauled the mobile marketing ecosystem.
Personalized Customer Experiences:
The unification of 5G and edge computing will help marketers deliver hyper-personalized customer experiences in real-time. 5G will help collect valuable consumer data by seamless integrating multiple devices, paving the way for Internet of Things (IoT). This will help brands deliver tailored experiences that cater to the needs of the customers.
Augmented and Virtual Reality Implications:
Edge computing minimizes latency and decreases the response time, thereby enhancing the end-user experience. Users will be able to stream videos without lags, indulge in online gaming, and engage in immersive experiences via augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).
Edge computing combined with 5G will improve the efficiency of location-based marketing through accurate real-time insights and behaviour of the end-user. Hyper-precise geolocation will equip mobile marketers with the power to deliver personalized offers and promotions in real-time. Enhanced positioning accuracy and low latency coupled with massive device connectivity plays a pivotal role in upgrading the geo-location-based marketing activities.
Increased App Downloads and Better In-app Engagement:
The integration of 5G and edge computing drastically reduces the app download and upload times providing users with an experience beyond excellence. Seamless user experience increases the app download and update rates. This enables marketers with abundant opportunities to boost user engagement though in-app promotions.
Mobile Gaming Sector:
With 5G and edge computing, cloud gaming services have become more feasible. Gamers can stream and play resource-intensive games without the need for powerful local hardware. These technologies, intertwined, enable real-time multiplayer experiences with players across the globe. Gamers can engage in competitive and cooperative gameplay with minimal lag, creating a more immersive and socially connected environment.
The evolution of 5G and edge computing serves as a game changer in the dynamic world of mobile marketing making the experience more immersive and interactive. High-bandwidth and low latency will augment the growth of conversational AI leading to a spur in voice-based searches. Edge based computing allows personalization the content and timing of push notifications which are bite-sized messages from apps. Push notifications are the cornerstone of mobile marketing which are significant for a brand’s success.
Author- Kumar Saurav, Chief Strategy Officer, AdCounty Media