Startups & 5G: 6 Companies to Watch

As 5G networks begin opening throughout the United States and the world, more and more businesses are preparing to change various industries in exciting ways.

The 5G revolution may not completely be here, but things are moving along and companies have begun to take notice. While the consumer sector is waiting for a faster way to stream movies or play the latest games, many businesses across a variety of industries are looking forward to the innovative ways 5G will change the world and are building the tools to help make that a reality.

Across the globe, companies are creating innovative solutions to help healthcare, exploration, logistics, and even 5G itself more efficiently. There are a lot of different startups doing a lot of amazing things. Here are 6 companies looking to take things to the next level with the next-generation of wireless communication:


The California startup BadVR is working to provide the world with an advanced method of calculating and visualizing data points across an array of industries. The “BAD” stands for “Bringing All your Data”, and they are providing problem-solving solutions by using machine-learning to develop realizations of that data via virtual reality. 5G is positioning our world to react without lagging due to its low levels of latency. Organizations can receive instant data as situations unfold to help make split-decisions in real-time. Team members can collaborate based on shared data points and develop accurate strategies and informed decisions. BadVR is bringing large scale data in a digestible format to you and your team to simplify problem-solving through complex scenarios.


Out of all of the ways 5G will improve business functions and our lives, it is important to remember that we will need to improve the very functions of 5G itself. This is where Movandi comes into the picture. Another innovative company coming from California, Movandi is working to improve one of 5G’s greatest weaknesses, the distance in which it can transfer data. 5G works on various levels of the spectrum with lower levels being capable of sending data farther with a tradeoff to speed and higher bands of the spectrum sending data faster but at much shorter distances. For more information on how it all works, check out our article, but to see how we may get more out of our signals, be sure to keep an eye on Movandi. The company is working to extend the reach of 5G spectrum bands including overcoming physical obstacles such as buildings that disrupt a signal’s line-of-sight. 


5G is going to transmit more data at a faster rate, by now we know and understand this function; however, when we apply this ability to real life, we end up with life-altering solutions such as NaviLens. Hailing from Spain, NaviLens uses QR codes using colorful designs to help those who are vision-impaired to better navigate cities. The technology its app uses is capable of reading multiple codes at once from significant distances. These codes relay audio messages to the user to help them properly navigate a city or building. 5G will allow the company to process even more codes quicker. NaviLens will then be able to safely guide its users with greater accuracy. 

Nido Robotics

Nido Robotics is another innovative startup from Spain that is taking the future of drones and bringing it to the ocean floor. Equipped with a camera and a proper design made to handle dives of 100 meters or even 300 meters depending on the model you decide is right for your needs. The drones have many applications including underwater exploration, aquatic research, transporting supplies, underwater maintenance and inspection, and more. 5G networks will help these drones better navigate, use AI to make decisions involving its conditions, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to help the drones communicate with other devices aboard ships, on divers, and other drones.


While Spain is using the power of 5G to explore below the surface, Seadronix from South Korea is harnessing the power of 5G to develop autonomous ships. Seadronix is using AI to enable vessels to travel unmanned using cameras and sensors. 5G enables the devices to work together in real-time to avoid obstacles and make necessary adjustments to avoid crashing. The company is looking to reduce the losses that occur in terms of human-life, the environment, and money that can occur when accidents happen.


Denmark startup WasteHero is helping waste companies become more efficient with their logistics. Using 5G and the IoT to install sensors throughout cities on their trash receptacles, WasteHero is working to alert companies to where waste collection is needed and the most effective route to take in doing so. WasteHero will not only help companies figure out an effective manner of collection, but also assist in improved healthcare and sanitation by preventing severe garbage overflow by alerting companies when cans and dumpsters are full.

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