What is 5G and How It will Change The World?
5G is the latest generation of wireless last-mile network after global wireless standards 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G. It introduces faster connectivity speeds (up to 100 times faster than 4G LTE network), ultra-low latency and greater bandwidth and is designed to provide more connectivity the world has ever seen. 5G wireless technology is here to deliver higher multi-Gbps peak data speeds, ultra low latency, massive network capacity, increased availability, more reliability, and a more uniform user experience to more users. Higher performance and improved efficiency transforms new user experiences and connects new industries.
So, what is 5G going to mean for you?
That means quicker downloads, much lower lag and a significant impact on how we live, work and play. When we talk about quicker download we talk about downloading a full-length HD movie in a matter of seconds. Although, 5G goes beyond merely download speed, it is about connecting things everywhere – reliably, without lag – so people can measure, understand and manage things in real time. This has enormous potential to take people lives and businesses to the next level.
The connectivity benefits of 5G are expected to make businesses more efficient and give consumers access to more information faster than ever before. Connected cars, smart stadiums and advanced gaming—they all will rely on 5G networks.
To get a better understanding of 5G, Lets take a look at how wireless technology has been evolved since the first generation:
First Generation-1G (1980): 1G was all about analog voice for briefcase-sized phones and short conversations
Second Generation-2G (1990): 2G introduced digital voice to the mobile communication arena.
Third Generation-3G (2000): 3G introduced mobile data to the Phones that could fit in your pocket now, SMS and mobile Internet
Forth Generation-4G (2010): Thanks to 4G LTE and its high data transfer rate, we are able to have smartphones, app stores and YouTube.
Fifth Generation-5G (2020): Finally, 5G is here to transform our professional and personal lives by taking connectivity beyond what we could imagine few years ago to industrial IOT, connective vehicles, virtual reality and augmented reality, enhanced video streaming and gaming.