4G has had its day, now 5G is the new entrant that’s set to disrupt the wireless connectivity landscape. It was back in 2016 that 5G sparked interest in the online communities and now the new wireless technology has come into the limelight.
The host of benefits that 5G brings with it will play an important role in building a proper foundation for the new-gen technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, and cryptocurrencies. Compared to its predecessor, 5G is set to improve user experience by leaps and bounds. Also, the improved efficiency of the new wireless technology will play a crucial role in connecting new industries.
Got you intrigued already? Here are 5 interesting facts about the new wireless technology to get you more interested:
5G will see multiple use cases
Unlike its predecessor 4G, 5G will find its application primarily in mobile broadband, IoT, and mission-critical communications. 5G is set to bring forth a host of benefits in the mobile broadband realm. Apart from improving the mobile broadband user experience, 5G is set to help improve technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Improvements in these technologies will further help refine the overall smartphone user experience. Low latency and uniform data rates will be the two biggest benefits that 5G is set to bring in the mobile broadband realm.
5G is set also set to make IoT more seamless. The low latency feature of the new wireless technology will consolidate the interconnectivity of the smart sensors embedded in IoT devices. The consistent data rates of 5G will also play an important part in helping IoT scale up. Also, the seamless connectivity of 5G will allow businesses based across various industries to put reliable and low-latency links to their advantage.
Low data rates are one of the main focus areas of 5G
Compared to 4G, 5G will have low data rates. This will allow mobile network providers to offer more carefully-curated unlimited data plans. This, in turn, is speculated to help grow smartphone and online services userbase more. The low data rates of 5G will also play an important role in broadening online services that have integrated AR and VR for providing immersive user experience.
In retrospect, the pre-defined network capacity and low data rates of 4G had set limitations in broadening data usage. However, 5G is set to eliminate all such pre-existing issues.
5G is set to foster ultra-high-speed wireless connectivity
5G is designed to deliver data rates up to 20 gigabytes per second (Gbps). But it’s not just ultra-high-speed that 5G will be limited to. The wireless technology is also designed to cover a broad bandwidth which will lower latency regardless of the number of interconnections in both Local Area Network (LAN) as well as Wide Area Network (WAN). The stronger bandwidth that 5G will create will improve data transfer stability which, in turn, will augment online services and user experience. Wireless connectivity experts have speculated that 5G will foster a 100x increase in network efficiency and traffic capacity.
5G will see large-scale deployment by the end of 2020
2020 will be an important role for 5G as the wireless technology will see a large-scale deployment. Leading telecom network provider Verizon announced that it will be launching its 5G services in several regions in the U.S. AT&T has also announced its launch of 5G services in 2020.
In a nutshell, the large-scale deployment of 5G service across the world will set a solid foundation for IoT, AR, and VR-based products and services to grow its user base as well as improve operational efficiency.
5G-compatible smartphones will allow users to use the new network technology
Customers who are based in regions where 5G will be deployed in 2020 will be able to take full advantage of the new wireless technology after new 5G-enabled smartphones get launched. Many telecom network providers will keep its existing 4G LTE wireless connectivity services until 5G completely takes over. Experts speculate that 5G will completely replace 4G by 2021 or 2022.
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