The Emergence And Advantages Of 5G Technology
If you’re a millennial then the advent of the dial-up connection must have been an extremely proud moment for you. You had the ability to access a world that was far from you all from the comfort of your home.
What followed were trips to the store to get dial-up connection cards that you could use to charge your internet data to ensure that you received uninterrupted service. The speed may have been extremely slow. Moreover, it may take you 10 minutes to open up a complete homepage but you have connected to a world far far away and that was enough.
Fast forward a few years, and the world was introduced to the 3G internet. By this time even dial-up connections had gained traction and speed, with more users getting on board to experience the world of the internet.
3G promised double the speed, but it also came at more than double the cost. This, coupled with its inability to reach populations all over led to its rather slow growth but at least the world was now aware of the presence of another internet giant.
Over the years, 3G transitioned into 4G Technology with the world becoming more mobile — now these were technologies related to the telecommunication industry and slowly becoming a staple for mobile internet service providers.
The year is now 2021, and 3G has quite quickly become a thing of the past. Even 4G had to step up their game and transition into 4GLTE to ensure that it remained relevant to the general population.
Technology never sleeps, and the latest disruption in the market was the introduction of 5G. A service that many individuals would label as just another form of cellphone technology. You can’t blame them for making this direct connection. Since the previous technologies were all concerned with mobile technology and their usage was also more popular amongst cellphone users.
Emergence Of 5G Technology
For them, 5G is just another step-up from the 4GLTE that came a few years back. Another jab by mobile companies to stay relevant.
However, this wouldn’t be entirely inaccurate though.
What 5G offers today, whether it is how it’s deployed or what it holds for the next 2–3 years. It is going to be something vastly different from the preconceived hopes and expectations people have placed on them. In other words, 5G is a world like none other. It aims to offer an experience that is unparallel to any other technology.
5G Is Disruptive
We’re not one for clichés but in promising times such as these. One can’t help but use a cliché to get their point across.
The 5G technology is not just the next generation of wireless network technology but holds the potential to create an impact across various industries and applications. All of which would create even more opportunities for its use and growth.
There are many layers to 5G technology but in concise terms, the technology focuses on creating wider availability of the service and also scale on a larger capacity rather than focusing on smaller niches/spectrums.
Before we get into what the future could look like with the inclusion of 5G. We need to discuss the technical aspects at the offer to better understand the ingredients that go into creating this phenomenal piece of tech.
Multiple types of 5G technology will be available over the next couple of years. In general, the 5G spectrum is in four separate primary bands:
Low-band i.e. 600–900MHz
Mid band i.e. 2.5–4.2GHz
mmWave i.e. above 24GHz
Unlicensed spectrum i.e. accessed for a variety of dedicated uses of the services
In the beginning, however, these bands will coexist and work alongside the already available 4G technology with the hope of creating a stand-alone implementation/deployment soon.
This might be a lot to unpack but in general, 5G offers massive advancements in capacity, lower latency, and throughput.