5G network is here and so is our future.Many companies have already started getting their hands on 5G Network. Imagine downloading a 50 GB game in under two minutes, or 100Gb 4k movies in under for minutes. Yes, this is how fast this technology will be for us, sounds interesting?
According to a report, AT&T have announced that they would be rolling out is its 5G network later this year.
Another major US telecommunication network, Verizon, has also announced its network planning for late 2019. So, this year is gonna be exciting for technology.
Verizon and AT&T haven’t explicitly stated the speeds we can expect when their 5G networks arrive, but we know that they will be much faster the 4G LTE mobile networks we have today. And they even have the potential to be faster than wired internet connections, too.
When the 5G wireless standard hits the mainstream, our mobile and home internet speeds have the potential to be so fast that we’ll be downloading 4K movies, games, apps, and any other large form of content at a fraction of the time.
What is 5G?
5G networks are the upcoming generation of mobile internet connectivity. It giving faster speeds and more reliable connections on cellphones and other devices than ever before.
Combining cutting-edge network technology and the very latest research, 5G should offer connections that are multitudes faster than current connections, with average download speeds of around 1GBps expected to soon be the norm.
The networks will power a huge rise in Internet of Things technology, providing the infrastructure needed to carry huge amounts of data, allowing for a smarter and more connected world.
With development well underway, 5G networks are expected to launch across the world by 2020, working alongside existing 3G and 4G technology to provide speedier connections that stay online no matter where you are.
How fast 5G will be?
According to PCMag, at World Mobile Congress 2017, Samsung showcased its 5G Home Routers, which achieved the speed of up to 4 Gigabytes per second. That’s 500 megabytes per second, which could enable you to download a 50 Gb game under 2 minutes and a 100Gb 4k movies in under 4 minutes.
To give you an idea of how fast 5G is, the average internet speed in the US as of 2016 was 55 megabits per second, which translates to woeful 6.5 megabytes per second.
When was 5g released?
In December 2017, 3G Partnership Project (3GPP) officially announced the new standards for 5G New Radio (NR), effectively setting the stage to launch full-scale and cost-effective development of 5G networks.
When will 5G go mainstream?
My educated guess, not in long while to come, at least not to the masses or rural areas. See, 5G and all previous G’s are basically standards for speed and connection. Many carriers and providers still have difficulty achieving the standards for 4G, so they have added LTE (long-term evolution) to their network description. Using LTE allows them to say that they intend to deliver the speeds required to be 4G. LTE is used in much of the discussion around 5G as well. Also, 5G will require so many cell towers, this in itself is a hinderance to cell providers.
Differences between 5G and 5G Wifi
First off, it might be important to find the difference between 5G WiFi and normal WiFi. The basic difference between the normal 2.4 GHz and 5GHz wireless frequencies are range and bandwidth. 5GHz gives faster data rates at a shorter distance, whereas 2.4GHz offers coverage for farther distances, but may perform at slower speeds. When you buy a 5G Wi-Fi wireless router, it will have 802.11ac on the 5Ghz band and 802.11n on the 2.4Ghz band and will be able to operate both at the same time.
That said, the difference between 5G and 5G WiFi is quite clear. Though the cellular networks can exchange data, they’re not built entirely around exchanging it. They’re built around communication. WiFi on the other hand is built solely for the purpose of data exchange.
Top 5g Phones Already Launched in 2019
- Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
- Huwaei Mate X
- LG V50 THINQ
- XIAOMI MI MIX 3
Will 5g replace cable/ fiber?
Quick answer; Not necessarily. 5G netwrok isn’t going to replace wired internet in near future. 5G network will have benefits, but it’s safe to say that wired internet isn’t going anywhere. There are billions of Wi-Fi devices in use today: PCs, tablets, TVs, printers, sound systems, smart home devices and more. Also, cabled internet has its advantages that 5G may not be able to match. Customers can purchase cabled internet as a service or utility and have it delivered to homes and offices via fiber and coaxial cable. With cellular networks, subscription and service models are the only option. For this reason, heavy data users will always prefer Fiber for its cap-less nature.
2019 is definitely going to be the year for technology. 5G networks, 5g enabled cell-phones will dramatically change the world. We will no longer be worrying about slow internet when 5G comes to our use. As mentioned earlier, imagine downloading a 50 GB game in two minutes or downloading your favorite movies of 100 GB in under four minutes. These changes are going to be massive. No buffering, enjoy watching your 4k shows on Netflix without any worries.
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