5G is ten times faster than 4G. It can load the websites, download songs and stream the entire movie quickly in just a few seconds. Several telecommunication giants such as Verizon, Sprint, Samsung, and AT&T are planning to launch 5G smartphones this year.
The fifth generation of connectivity acutely called 5G will be ready for prime time this year. Hardware is in the works, software is being tested, and carriers are preparing their plans to flip the switch on their 5G network in the first half of 2019.
Companies like, Qualcomm and Intel are working on 5G modems that will fit into phones, cars, smart-home devices, and other devices. These radios are in the middle of testing to make sure they’re interoperable with network operators and infrastructure companies.
5G operates on three different spectrum bands that will have a dramatic effect on everyday use.
Low-band spectrum offers great penetration and coverage area in remote areas and into buildings. It is also described as sub 1GHz spectrum.
Mid-band spectrum provides faster coverage and lower latency. Massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) can be used to improve penetration and coverage area on the mid-band. It is a core component of the super-fast 5G networks. Apart from this, Beamforming can also be used to improve 5G service on the mid-band. It uses several antennas to control the direction of a wave-front by properly weighting the magnitude and phase of individual antenna signals in an array of multiple antennas. Beamforming sends a single focused signal to each and every user in the cell as well as systems to make sure they have a steady signal.
High-band spectrum can offer the highest speeds up to 10 Gbps and has very low latency. It is often referred to as mmWave, which is evolving as a key technology and the next big thing in the mobile industry. High-band spectrum provides high speed as well as coverage area and relies on small cells. Small cells with low-power base stations can cover small geographic areas, as well as small cells with carriers using mmWave for 5G, can improve overall coverage area. Mutually Beamforming and small cells can deliver very extremely fast coverage with low latency.
Each time the new generation of wireless technology has offered faster, more reliable cellular and internet connections. There are several advantages of 5th generation technology as it offers a wide range of features which would benefit all groups of people and even a common man. Here are some of the advantages of the latest technology:
- Greater speed and Greater capacity
- Reduced Latency
- Provide high resolution and bi-directional larger bandwidth
- It will provide enormous broadcasting data in Gigabit that will support more than 60,000 connections.
- It will gather all networks on one platform
- Provide uninterrupted and consistent connectivity.
- Allow access to parallel multiple services
- Remote place access grant
- Detect natural disasters
Moreover, 5G will unlock the full potential of VR and AR technology. It requires a more capacious network with lower latency and more consistency, in other words it requires 5G. So, this new stage in wireless communication will go beyond and will bring countless revolution in near future.
– Nilam Thakkar
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