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5g Is Picking Up Pace, So Should You.

March 13, 2018

Don’t miss out on 5g – The network that will revolutionise our comms!
When 4G or the fourth generation of wireless network was first released in 2009, with LTE, or Long-Term Evolution standard, many new possibilities came into being. It is perhaps because of this pure data connection network with higher bandwidth that we now are able to think about better applications of the internet on the go. It is undoubted that more and more people are now able to manage their work through their smartphones, completing more tasks in less time, only due to the presence of the high-speed broadband network.

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Now just imagine, taking into consideration the vast impact 4G has had on the world, how revolutionary it would be when the next generation becomes similarly widespread?

R&D for 5G had begun in April 2008, when NASA started working on the project whilst in partnership with M2Mi Corp and Geoff Brown. Since then, much progress has been made on this ground. Recently, we have caught a glimpse of what difference the technology could make when during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, KT Corporation had deployed 5G with Intel in its marketing efforts. The corporation has successfully facilitated features like multi-camera views and live-camera feeds at incredible speeds from cross-country events. While this instance has revealed to some extent how 5G can solve existing problems arising out of lower bandwidth technologies, it still does not point out how ground-breaking 5G can be when it becomes an integral part of the networking world. Here are some prominent features of the broadband technology, according to major investors and analysts like Huawei, Nokia and Gartner that may fully disclose the potential of 5G.

  • On 5G, you will be able to download eight gigabytes of HD video in just six seconds, and to give context to just how fast that is, consider that to download such a video on 4G you will need seven minutes and on 3g one whole hour.
  • The network will also be incredible in accelerating the response time, providing high-speed internet connectivity with virtually zero latency.
  • High-quality video conferencing will become commonplace with potential for simultaneous translations for multiple languages.
  • Better implementation of IoT, with a network that can handle proliferation of connected devices. At present, there are around 6.4 billion devices connected to the internet, which is expected to grow up to 20.8 billion by 2020.

What’s Next?

Things are getting pretty fast with 5G evolution. Only recently, the European Union has announced their deal on opening up the bandwidths’ range of 3.6 GHz to 26 GHz by 2020, and we have already witnessed successful implementations by numerous telecommunication organisations around the world. The only remaining hurdles for the final deployment is that of the global coordination throughout the wireless industry. This co-ordination when achieved, with ideal conditions, will finalize the development of supporting chips and other hardware components, while also synchronizing the market conditions for more lucrative results.

Research Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5G

https://community.keysight.com/community/keysight-blogs/next-generation-wireless-communications/blog/2017/06/16/5g-is-accelerating-are-you-ready

https://www.raconteur.net/technology/4g-vs-5g-mobile-technology

https://gizmodo.com/what-is-5g-and-how-will-it-make-my-life-better-1760847799