What is 5g?

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5G refers to the fifth-generation wireless engineered to accelerate the speed and promptness of wireless networks. 5G enables the transmission of data at the level of multi-gigabits speed over wireless system connections. The use of 5G will help some applications that are running on a real-time basis. 

Through the current technological advancement in the higher frequency bands of spectrum and the development in the capacity of antennas, 5G can significantly increase the speed to transfer large amounts of content over wireless systems. Unlike 4G (fourth generation) wireless which needs high-power cell towers to emit signals to various places, 5G only requires small cell stations that will be located on roofs and poles.

With the anticipation of the release of more new technologies and the increasing reliance of society on mobile and internet usage in the coming years, 5G will be truly essential for internet providers and end-users to adapt to these upcoming changes.

5G is characterized into the following features:

  • will have an estimated speed of 10Gbps (gigabits per second) up to the maximum of 20 Gbps (gigabits per second).
  • has a downloading capacity of 1000 Mbps (megabits per second) up to 2.1 Gbps which can prevent buffering and quickly download an app.
  • can automate more network behaviors.
  • can increase the efficiency of the delivery of services at lower costs.
  • can send more virtual 5G networks on a common framework.
  • can integrate both satellite and wireless services under a single infrastructure.
  • at its lower band spectrum, can be more likely available to rural areas. 
  • has a lower latency of 1 ms (millisecond).

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