It is a fact that these days, we are doing more with our smartphones and Laptops, especially with the new pandemic-COVID19 that has forced the world to go fully digital. We are a lot more on all of the social media platforms, streaming videos, downloading content, using all sorts of apps for work and leisure. All of these Apps sometimes take a lot of time to load. It could be frustrating right? Yes, we know. Well, we are glad to announce to you that the faster mobile technology is in the works- much faster, by the way-5G!
What is 5G? In simple terms, 5G is the next generation of wireless technology. Let’s get familiar with all you need to know about 5G. Not to worry, this wouldn’t be some jargon-laden deep dive. Rather we would outline the most important five things you need to know about 5G!
5G means Fifth Generation Wireless Technology; Just as 3G brought emails to our phones and 4G brought things like streaming videos, 5G might one day give us driverless cars, a self-controlled drone…hehehehe, you never know. It’ll be much faster than 4G- 5G will increase download speeds up to 10 gigabits per second. That means an entire film can be downloaded in a matter of seconds. So when you download “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” it’ll take mere seconds instead of a few minutes. Yes, we know, 5G is the future!
In layman terms, 5G is ordinarily a set of wireless networking standards, you can think of them as requirements or rules a network should meet to be called 5G. The G in 5G stands for “generation,”, this is to say the fifth generation of such standards. Every generation from 1G being the slowest and 5G being the fastest and newest is defined by data transmission. 5G comes with a lot of amazing features-support for quite a large number of simultaneously large devices, very low latency-but to be honest, what you really need to know is that 5G is the newest generation of cellular networking, and it is going to be super fast. This brings me to my next point….
What Do You Use 5G For? The new fifth-generation wireless network needs a much faster data transmission, lower latency, and wider support for devices that are connected simultaneously. For most of us, automatically, this means faster download times and streaming content with little or zero lag-we are saying the ability to download 8K movies in seconds and not minutes or hours. Surprised? Yes, we know!
That’s not all. The wider the spread of 5G networks, the wider the possibilities. Have you ever thought about flying cars? Even though the technology currently to produce flying cars may not exist- even if it did, ensuring safety is nearly invincible due to the inherent risk of human unreliability involved. Good news! 5G technology has the ability to solve that problem as it allows for multiple devices, like the use of a complicated network of computers and sensors needed to not just create a flying car but to communicate large data to other devices, so, automatically, flying cars could exchange data in real-time, which, in turn, helps eliminate risk factors.
5G will broadcast data in a different manner than previous generations; Let’s talk about how 5G works. We know it is easy to get lost when you hear words like “full-duplex”, “beamforming”, and “massive MIMO” which makes it sound a lot more complicated. All you really need to know is that 5G would transmit data in a totally different way than the past generations including 4G, this is because the 5G speed is out of this world and cannot be compared to.
Now, what does transmitting data differently mean? Usually, data is transmitted across devices through a specific range of bands and frequencies. The basic thing you have to know about these bands and frequencies is that they have some limitations that allow data to travel fast with a specific amount of latency. 5G is going to beat those limitations by using a different range of frequencies. So, if anyone asks, just simply say 5G works by operating on higher, less-crowded frequencies to transmit data faster
The Future of 5G Would Be All About Industry 4.0; 5G wouldn’t just make connecting cars easier, it would also make manufacturing cars easier as well. 5G is about to change manufacturing as we know it through secure and almost real-time connectivity that will result in transformative productivity, speed, and efficiency improvements. The car industry will be among the first to benefit.
The 5G future will be a full realization of the Internet of Things (IoT). Contrary to popular belief that you cannot do without your cable modems, you’ll be able to ditch your cable modem. 5G delivers speeds that will be on par with many current home networks. It’ll allow many devices to be connected to it at the same time. So if you’ve been looking forward to having everything from your thermostat to your refrigerator on your wifi network, you might only need to use your mobile network to accomplish it.
5G Smartphone Have Been Released; The first-ever all-5G smartphone to be released is the Samsung Galaxy S20 released on March 6, 2020.HMD Global, the current maker of Nokia-branded phones, also announced its wider range 5G compatible smartphone – Nokia 8.3. While other phone brands like Motorola, Huawei, and ZTE all have 5G devices, Apple is yet to release a 5G enabled smartphone
There you go,- the 5 facts you need to know about the new 5G network. To summarise, it is new, it is fast, it could help bring our dreams of flying cars to life. Are you excited? Are you skeptical? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section, below
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