What is 5G Technology? Important Facts You Must Know


What is 5G?


What is 5G? By 5G, we mean “FIFTH GENERATION” is another upcoming international standard that would operate the working and communication of mobile networks. 5G will be offering several new mobile phone capabilities including much higher speed, enormous storage capacity and more reliable connections among mobile phones.

Combining the two concepts of cutting-edge technology and latest research, 5G would be offering a connection network that would be extremely faster than the present connection 4G. The upcoming 5G network is said to provide a rise in the technology of Internet Of Things, with an infrastructure that would be capable of holding large amount of data and would more the world even more smarter and connected with each other.

While the development od 5G technology is underway, it is expected that it will be launched in near future i.e. 2020 that would be working alongside with the existing 3G and 4G connections so that better and speedier connections could be provided despite of the location you are at.

How Fast is 5G?

5G speed

The speed 5G is/will provide will be different for different countries, cities, carries, mobile sets but generally the speed offered will be much higher than the speed being offered right now on existing 4G’s network.

5G speed had been tested in several areas within USA and UK, and the speed were found to be of a mixed bag.

What is so Good About 5G?

5G has kept people extremely excited for its launch. Where an HD movie could be downloaded through a 4G connection in 30 minutes, it is said that 5G network would allow the users to download the same HD movie in 25 seconds  with a networking speed of 500Mbps – 1500Mbps.

Is 5G Launched Yet?

Verizon, is the first place in the global which has as yet launched 5G at the start of April and has surprised the world.
Also, it is very limitedly available in some parts of Chicago with speed up to 1.4Gbps (which is comparatively faster than the existing 300Mbps of 4G network – although its average speed is even slower than 100Mbps) and there are only two handsets that support the usage of 5G network on them.

Dialog Axiata, Sri Lankan telecommunication company is the first from South Asia to launch 5G network and they have demonstrated 1.4 Gbps speed in their network.

However, the 5G coverage is patchy and the top speed of 5G could be availed only at some 5G masts existing at some good distance. 
In London, 5G offers a speed of 200Mbps – 500Mbps, still speedier than the existing 4G network but not as speedy as the one being offered in Chicago. 

Does the World Really Need Faster Internet?

May be not. Actually, the speed increase of 5G connectivity is so how that it has become impossible for the mobile network carriers to come up with a practical example of how fast it really is. In general, anything that you would do with a 5G connection would be incredibly instant and could only be limited by other factors other than the speed.

While fast connectivity would convince the users to pay more for a 5G network, the real advantages provided by the 5G connectivity are less sexy: latency, capacity and coverage.

What Phone Models Support 5G?

5g mobile phones

In 2019, several phones that supported 5G were announced but only a handful are available in the market and the choice is furthermore restricted and limited by carrier providers and countries.Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and Motorola’s 5G Moto Mod in USA provides the service and facility of using 5G connectivity. 

Phones like Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, LG V50 ThinQ 5G, Oppo Reno 5G and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and Huawei Mate X are available that can be used to facilitate yourself with the connectivity of fifth-generation. 

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