The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic had a huge impact on personal lives, society, and economies all over the world. Many countries are still struggling with the rising and falling numbers of COVID-19 cases. The drastic effects of the pandemic have brought sharp focus on healthcare and the need for rapid technology adoption and strong collaborative digital healthcare solutions for dealing with the health crisis. 5G networks can play a vital role in transforming the critical components of healthcare ecosystem by providing cost effective, high connectivity to the patients and healthcare workers. This research article investigates and highlights the technical aspects 5G technology, its effective utilization for collaborative e-health services, and the 5G-based solutions. It also presents a detailed discussion on challenges of 5G implementation and possible solutions. In the end, it discusses the future research directions for 5G-enabled e-collaboration in decreasing the health-based challenges and issues in future pandemic outbreaks.
- 5G Services
- Pandemic Management