Optimizing Mobile Data for the Future: 5G Technology
5G Technology has been gaining a lot of press coverage, as the new development in wireless data transmission rolls out all around the world. Standing for “5th Generation”, the newly optimized mobile network allows for various devices to connect and communicate with one another in a faster and more efficient way then prior generational technology, such as: 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G.
Quantifiably impacting the efficacy of wireless transmissions, 5G allows for higher multi-gigabit peak data speeds which means ultra low latency when downloading or streaming. This benefits the consumer as 5G brings about reliability of wifi and cellular connection paired with higher availability for more connections to be made. By expanding the reach of the world’s mobile network via this new technology, people are empowered with a more uniform user experience across all mobile platforms.
Just about every industry will be impacted by this upgrade in cellular mobilization including the development of self-driving cars, telemedicine, virtual/augmented reality, digitized farming, security systems, and more. The potential with 5G is to take healthcare to the next level, allowing for methods of remote surgery and consultations.
Various carriers have been testing out the speed of this technology, including Verizon and AT&T, who have measured downloads as quick as 1 gigabit per second. This ranks at about 10 to 100 percent faster than the previous generation’s speed. Wireless carriers are establishing this connection through 5G’s ability to have both high frequency and low frequency spectrums. Networks that utilize high frequency spectrums are able to have unparalleled speed within a smaller radius, while networks utilizing lower frequency spectrums are able to reach vaster areas with still very fast mobile speeds.
Many people seem to be leery of welcoming in the new 5th generation technology. In response, the tech industry provides the security of quickness and clarity of communication, transcendence into a more connected world, and a booming addition to the global economy. The wireless capabilities of 5G are above and beyond anything the tech market has ever seen before, and consumers can look forward to the real-time ability to quickly access data, stream on multiple platforms, download faster than ever before with low latency, connect to billions of other devices, and many more benefits to be revealed with time.
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What is 5G | Everything You Need to Know About 5G | 5G FAQ | Qualcomm
A: Yes, you will need to get a new smartphone that supports 5G if you want to be able to use the network. For example…