After many years of hype and bumpy first launches, 5G is finally here. 5G stands for 5th generation mobile network. It the newest kind of network that is designed to connect everything and everyone digitally including objects, devices, and machines. As a new global standard, it is significantly better than 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G. Read on to find out the benefits of 5G technology.
Before you get your own 5G device, it is important to understand its capabilities, what it is, and how it will affect you.
5G wireless technology is meant to do and fix many things from the previous network generations including high data speed, lower latency, better reliability, greater network capacity, and a more uniformed experience when it comes to connecting devices.
The 5th mobile network generation provides a peak data rate of 20 Gbps, which is 500% faster than 4G LTE. With higher speed, accessing files, programs, and applications is direct, with less waiting. One of the implications of the faster speed capabilities of 5G is how it will revolutionize Cloud Computing with its ultra-fast transmission rates.
All devices–smartphones, computers, etc.–will depend less on its internal memory because there will not be an accumulation of data. Installing many processors will not be necessary because everything can be done on the cloud computing provider. Basically, do not have to store data (videos, photos, files, etc.) on your device because everything will be done on the Cloud itself.
Latency is the amount of delay before a data is transferred after receiving instructions from the device used. With 5G, latency is ten times less than its predecessor, which means that it will be able to do real-time remote actions. Thanks to low latency, it will be possible to control industrial plant machinery, control logistics remotely, and keep real-time updates on transports.
More connected devices
When using 4G, connecting 5 devices to one hotspot will greatly decrease the network’s speed. But with 5G, despite having multiple devices connected, the speed will still be fast. And in fact, all connected devices will be the same rate. 5G network can go to a million scale per square kilometre.
All devices that are connected can exchange information in real-time because they will all have an instant connection to the internet, which will greatly benefit IoT, or Internet of Things. Internet of Things is a system that provides those that are a part of it with unique identifiers, or UIDs, and the ability of data transfer without the need for personal interaction.
Common homes are anticipated to have a hundred connected devices, receiving and sending information in real-time. With industrial plants, thousands of device can connect at the same time.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if a network can have “rooms” catered to specific connectivity needs? Now, you do not have to imagine because it is now possible. 5G allows subnetworks in a host network, and not only that, the subnetworks are customizable. For example, you can change the latency of the other subnetworks or prioritize a subnetwork’s connectivity.