The fifth-generation network has been discussed for quite a while now, but not all networks or mobile networks can yet provide access to it. It has also been the thing that some people believed had spread viruses and caused other disruptions. Let’s see what 5G is really about, shall we?
It is the newest global wireless standard, following after 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G. It is meant to have higher performance and improved efficiency to empower users with new experiences and connect many different industries, as well as machines, objects and devices. It’s greater speed and new radio interface should also reduce the congestion on mobile networks. It means that in overcrowded places, more devices will be able to use the superfast network.
What is the difference between 5G and 4G? Except for the ones mentioned above, like speed, the new network should work as a gateway for all the things connected to the internet at a world scale. A more detailed difference between the networks can be seen on the image below.
So basically, 5G is promised to be 10 times faster than 4G, which means sending high-quality and ultra-resolution 4K videos and calls will be delivered faster than ever. Although those are the promises, and some people believe it may just be for the hype and publicity to draw in as many potential consumers as possible.
With all of those speed improvements it could also mean better protection with more IT security. Some believe it may also help to create truly connected and smart cities.
Will you be rushing out to buy the latest 5G mobile devices?