Although we are not expected to believe the hype that telecom carriers have created for the 5G network at full, still, there are durable pieces of evidence suggesting the system (and its technology) is about to change the telecom industry.
For the first time, we would start seeing the transfer of large files within nanoseconds. And when I say larger files, I’m referring to data stored in gigabytes.
Understanding the 5G phenomenon
The 5G phenomenon is the latest crave in the telecoms industry. Yes, there have been so many fuses about the technology and the benefit it brings.
The carriers of the technology have repeatedly drummed it in our ears how it will revolutionize wireless connectivity and the internet space. With its low latency and faster speed, it will now make virtual reality, ultra-HD videos, and other advanced applications possible.
The technology will make use of a higher radio frequency to transmit data. This medium carries information faster and will be less cluttered. It will also offer more support for more devices than the 4G network and devices.
5G will also make it possible for operators to share up physical networks into multiple virtual interfaces. The new technology will also improve mobile broadband, improve accessibility, as well as improve mission-critical services such as security, health, and safety.
More Telecom companies rolling out 5G technology
The 5G phenomenon will not only be beneficial to consumers. Even telecom companies stand to gain a lot from technology.
Reports from Business Insider revealed that several companies from 18 countries are planning to establish their own 5G networks. The demand for 5G technologies is growing speedily as companies and stakeholders start seeing the significance of the technology.
And as the demand grows, the telecom services would continue to grow because of the high demand for the network and its compatible devices.
Smartphones at the heart of 5G revolution
It’s not a surprise that smartphones are leading the chase for the 5G phenomenon. They are responsible for all significant data traffic.
Apple has even notified its users and supply chain partners to expect more than 10 million orders for its next-generation iPhone with 5G connectivity. When smartphones start appearing with the 5G functionality, reports have indicated that Apple could be the significant frontrunner in the 5G market.
Difference between 5G, 4G, and other networks
Okay, let’s try to explain the 5G phenomenon by comparing it with the previous technology from when we only had 1 G.
The 1G network was unveiled in 1980 with a maximum speed of 24kbs and was only available for analog voice calls. In 1991, 2G went digital with an improvement in speed to 50kps with a text message support.
By 1998 the train moved to 3G with more speeds of 384kbps for multimedia support, increased capacity, and high data transfer rate.
Currently, most users are still enjoying the 1Gbps maximum speed capacity of the 4G connectivity, which was introduced in 2008. The 4G network reduced the cost of resources and increased bandwidth.
It integrated mobile internet and overcame some of the problems of 3G technology. But the 5G network is much faster.
As noted earlier, it could be 100 times faster than 4G. That means it offers more bandwidth for many things that were previously less efficient with 4G, such as HD video transfers and virtual reality.
Capabilities of the 5G network
Now, we are about witnessing even higher network coverage with improved speed and maximum capacity for so many things that are limited to 4G.
5G is a hundred times faster than 4G. This means that while 4G has a data transfer speed of 1 gigabyte per second, 5G is superior as it offers 10 gigabytes per second.
Now, imagine the size of the file you can transfer with the 5G network in a pretty short time. Video streaming of HD quality videos would be faster, clearer, and more enjoyable.
With the 5G network, virtual reality will come of age. And in a real-life scenario, it would allow you to download a full-length HD video within seconds. Now, that’s the 5G phenomenon we are talking about.
Bonus: Some quick FAQs about 5G phenomenon:
What is the 5G phenomenon?
It is the new crave of the moment on the 5th generation network. The 5G phenomenon is about the capabilities of the network and how it can take the telecom industry to new heights.
What is 5G, and why is it important?
In simple terms, 5G is used to represent the 5th generation network. Basically, it would be used to send texts, make both audio and video calls, and get online. It more likely would open the door for a wide range of exciting new uses.
What will 5G be able to do?
The 5G network has a lot of capabilities. It can transfer data with faster speeds than the 4G network. The 5G network, introduced last year, offers much lower latency, higher connectivity density, and significantly faster transfers data rates.
How far will 5G transmit?
It operates in a high-frequency band, which makes it difficult to travel longer distances over time. The network can transmit between distances that are 500 feet apart.
Will 5G offer more connections for devices?
Yes, the 5G network will provide more space for multiple device connections. It means that it can connect higher numbers of devices within a particular space, compared to the 4G network.
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