What is 5G technology? In the middle of 2014, term, 5G, was considered when telecom operators across the world were busy implementing 3G and 4G. This was the time the mobile industry was changing rapidly. And, Standard Authority and creators began to consider the 5G technology.
Although it took less time to go from 3G to 4G, it searched different capabilities of mobile in different areas. Consequently, today’s smartphone is capable of doing new things, that we did not think, that would be true. And that has benefited the society and businesses. With the upcoming 5G technology, Smartphones can be more useful for accomplishing various tasks.
What is 5G Technology?
Term 5G is calling for the next generation mobile network technology which will be far much the speed of today’s 4G LTE network. Or in other words, it’s the fifth generation of connectivity. Due to the lack of standardization, 5G technology was seen to be far away, commercially available within 2020. But now the international telecom Authorities have made a 5G standard, so it seems that we will soon get ultra-fast 5G internet speed in our Smartphone.
Also 5G will integrate with LTE networks. Therefore, in those areas where there will be no 5G coverage, it will be optimized for the available LTE connection.
Developers are working continuously and are demonstrating the expected capabilities, which would be possible after the 5G speed. for example-Nokia is working on ‘5G First’ in this regards. Similarly, ‘5G-Ready’ devices are starting manufacturing and some telecom operators are on the way to deploy pre-standards to welcome 5G technology.
Today, with comparatively better internet speed, we are able to use new related technologies like ‘Internet of Things‘ (IOT) based products, Smart Home and ‘Augmented Reality’ application. 5G is like a revolution in mobile broadband, which means it will constantly expand in these areas and will find new possibilities.
Expected 5G use cases
5G’s ultra-fast internet can have many potential uses. It can do better in entertainment which includes gaming. And it can also benefit business and society. However, the full use of 5G technology will probably depend on its structure and deployment. But after 5G, we can expect some potential uses.
1. Development in wearable, gadgets, and AR and VR applications
5G internet speed will encourage the development of wearable technology gadget and bring better technique for the manufacture of medicines. As we know, video viewers are increasing, and with 5G technology, they will grow further. Applications such as video streaming, video conferencing, virtual reality and Augmented reality will grow to a great extent.
2. Multi-person video conferencing and cloud-based workplace
The concept of a wireless cloud-based office or workplace can be a reality with 5G super-fast broadband. A huge data storage capacity is capable enough to make it universal. Also, multi-person video conferencing is another expected business application that can be common with 5Gs lower latency rate.
3. Machine-to-machine connectivity (M2M)
M2M is already using in various applications and its potential utility is endless. According to GSMA forecasts, the number of mobile-M2M connections in the world will grow up to 2 billion. Although, it’s based on the deployment of the necessary framework.
With smart communication and better controllability using 5G technology, the vehicle can efficiently utilize existing resources. Improved connectivity will theoretically enable risk-free travel. And further, driver-less cars can be obvious in large scale, so that it can prevent a risk due to human error.
However, it will require complete road-network connectivity with full reliability of coverage.
Smart home technology will also be benefited by using faster connectivity among the Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Advantages of 5G
In the current scenario, 4G mobile standards are providing internet speed in many Mbps. While in 5G technology, there is the ability to provide speed in Gbps (up to 10 Gbps in perception). High Internet speed means faster downloads, which may be able to run more complex mobile applications, which require high bandwidth.
• 5G internet speed will be faster than its previous, 4G
• Faster downloading speed (up to 10Gbps theoretically)
• The 5G technology enabled phones can provide innovative services.
• Complex apps can run easily
• Better connectivity of M2M devices.
• It will create the opportunity for new IoT based products.
More benefits of 5G technology are expected to emerge and they can be endless. All 5G benefits are currently unforeseen and will depend on the implementation and installation of all the necessary resources.