The next-in-line to 4G(LTE/WiMax), 3G(UMTS), and 2G(GSM) is the Fifth Generation wireless cellular network or 5G technology. 5G is not only aiming to lower the latency, but it also boasts a theoretical maximum speed of 20 Gigabits/second which is way faster than the quickest LTE network today.
With undergoing development, 5G technology is expected to get the show on the road by 2020. That can seem to be a long wait, but it still remains an ambitious timeline. According to Technology Business Research Inc., network operators are expected to spend billions of dollars on 5G capital expenses by 2030.
5G brings new aspects to the table. For example, if you want to download a 2 hours movie; usually you have to wait up to 20 hours, while 4G can do the work in 8 minutes, but with the help of 5G, you will be able to download the whole movie in just 3.6 seconds. That’s lightning fast. Isn’t it?
Nick Cadwgan, director of Nokia's IP Mobile Networking, has stated,
"It's not only going to be we humans who will be consuming services. There’s going to be an awful lot of software ingesting these services."
The hype around 5G technology is growing at an exponential rate since it was first launched in 2012. It is being centered around the idea that the Internet of things, i.e. connected devices that enable self-driving cars, automated homes, and more is going to become a necessity in the near future. Just imagine, upgrading your data connection from the garden hose to fire hose. The difference is going to be noticeable.
The 5G innovation is happening at higher frequencies, called millimeter waves. For now, only relatively narrow channels are available in the existing cellular brands because the spectrum is too busy and heavily used.
5G has the potential to transform the Internet. It will also provide a much more personalized web experience using the technique called Network slicing. 4G responds to our command in under 50 milliseconds, while 5G is potentially designed to react in just one millisecond, which is 400x faster than you blink.
Although 2020 is a likely time frame to debut the 5G network for its first commercial use, some countries are looking to jump off the starting block as early as 2018.
Here are some of the nations looking forward to kick-start its services:
5G technology is a high speed/capacity network which will materialize its industry usage in 2020. It is going to overhaul the overall infrastructure of wireless technology.
We expect to witness this splendid transformation of technology sooner than later. So guys, buckle up your seat belt and get ready to zoom in to the future of communication.
A typical boy and tech enthusiast, Vikram is totally fascinated by the journey of his day from miseries to joys. Covering the journalism field, he writes at MobileAppDaily and keeps surfing the trends to understand tech and inventions better. Don’t forget his driving skills, he is a professional car rallyist. Life has just got better, breath it!!Follow