The global animation sector is paving the way for new clients in developing countries. Animation has evolved from simply manipulating still images to using computer-generated imagery to tell a story. Industries such as communications and technology are driving the global animation market, and animated content is becoming more accessible across a range of channels. The report predicts that the animation industry will grow at a CAGR of 5.2% between 2021 and 2030.
The spectrum auction in India ended a few months ago, with existing operators paying INR 150,173 billion for 51,236MHz spectrum across multiple 5G networks. Telecom operators have already started rolling out 5G services in different parts of the country. Customers will benefit from faster service as mobile devices connect to wireless networks significantly faster and customers will benefit from faster download and upload rates. As a result of rising smartphone usage, rapid internet adoption, and accelerating mobile broadband and data access, a Deloitte report predicts that India’s digital economy will reach $1 trillion by 2025. However, this increase is expected to be mainly driven by 5G. The speed and latency improvements of 5G combined with AI will open the door to brand new possibilities that can make the viewing experience smarter and more personal. The key consumer benefit of 5G is the improved quality of mobile video streaming, which will eventually transition to Ultra High Definition (UHD) format when it becomes available.
With 5G, television will become more immersive. These rapid technological advances, both in newer platforms with 5G and in the rapidly evolving technical adoption in animation, ensure a bright future for animators and visual artists. Customer access to quality video streaming experiences should be at the heart of media company strategies. Ideally, they should: – Make the creation and distribution of high quality video – a video that sets them apart from the competition – a top priority. Additionally, 5G will also enable streaming of content at 4K resolution, which in turn offers phenomenal video quality when it comes to the animation experience. A high-speed network will certainly create a suitable environment for further technological innovations in this area.
Here’s how 5G will impact the animation industry:
Reduced latency and faster speed
Some of the benefits of 5G include 100x faster data speeds than 4G, 10x lower latency, 100x more network capacity, and much more reliable connections. Some of the implications of these advances are more glaring: despite downloading a two-hour HD movie. The high speeds of 5G wireless will also work in conjunction with 5G’s improvements in latency, capacity and reliability to help new competitors enter the market, as well as old and new competitors. 5G will significantly speed up and reduce latency when creating computer-generated graphics.
Improving the quality and design of animations
With 5G, the animation will certainly continue to improve, even if it is of the highest quality. As film quality continues to rise, the future of animation seems to be on an interesting path. The future of animation is unlimited. With 5G we can now develop new tools and techniques much faster and better. It can become harder for us to tell what is real and what is animated as animation design and quality progresses.
AR and VR in animation
When 5G network capabilities and mobile edge computing are brought together, these types of services—often referred to as XR—can be deployed with greater flexibility (MEC). Delivery of XR content directly to headsets is possible and scenes can be produced on the network with minimal local graphics processing. Additionally, combining 5G with edge computing would result in faster processing speeds and lower latency, which would reduce the issue some viewers are currently experiencing with motion sickness when viewing AR or VR.
The animation industry is changing fast and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. Expect even faster changes in the years to come as technology advances and tastes change to reflect our abilities. As all of these animation trends occur simultaneously and animation quality becomes more realistic than ever, it is clear that the animation industry will rise in demand and meet the expectations of its customers. It will likely be a few more years before 5G reaches its full potential, although the first 5G-enabled devices are appearing. As a result, forward-thinking animation companies have just enough time to develop their market strategies and prepare for their new competitors, even though 5G offers endless new business models and revenue streams.
Hansa Mondal, COO, softons