Till now We have experienced networking up to 4G, where 1G Networking came in the First mobile phone that looked huge! This generation was only for simple calling features. In 1991 Came the 2G with features like Calling, SMS and Data. 3G and 4G were specialized in fastening the Data Transferring speeds, 4G boosts the mobile communications and entertainment features.
4G was said to be up to ten times faster than 3G. Here ‘G’ stands for Generation of cellular mobile communications.
What exactly 5G is?
So 5G is the fifth generation of cellular mobile connectivity. It will offer faster data transferring speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices. 5G targets high data rate, reduced latency, energy saving, cost reduction, massive device connectivity.
The latest research says 5G should offer connections that are multitudes faster than current connections, at average downloading speeds of around 1GBps is expected from this Technology. 5G is expected to launch across the world by 2020.
A question can rise why we even need 5G while 4G is fulfilling our fast networking needs? The reason why 5G is coming to existence because the no.of variety of devices increasing day by day and connecting to the World through different network connectives.
To understand this we can say there is a huge Traffic Jam of devices on the way because no.of path Lanes like WiFi, Bluetooth, Mobile networks.etc are Limited. The Frequency that is being used is 6GHz at maximum.
Because of increasing devices, this frequency is not enough. So to get more high speeds with a variety of devices the Technology is leaping to a Higher frequency of 30GHz to 300GHz, it is also called millimeter wave. Using this spectrum will cut down in Jam of devices on the Lanes and gives us the high-speed performance.
As 5G Technology uses the Millimeter waves it will be running on higher frequencies but the problem with this is the Signals with higher frequencies makes trouble in penetrating obstacles like walls also in case of cloudy/rainy days the signals with higher frequencies cannot travel easily.
Thankfully here we can install low powered 5G small cells which can easily transfer the data to the users. Also in 5G the no.of users will increase so the method of beamforming will be used in Towers, so instead of spreading signal in a whole region, the users will be targeted that are using the network and will be specifically given the 5G output.
5G can be used in Smartphones but will take time to be integrated, but the Broadband networks will get this Technology first as the implementation is much easier. It is said that the peak speeds can be more than 1Gbps times roughly 23 times faster. Millions of Devices minor or major will connect.
Also, the Latency/Ping will be reduced to Zero it is the major improvement over 4G, it is the delay for reaching the data from the host to your device. Lower latency could help 5G mobile networks enable things such as multiplayer mobile gaming, factory robots, self-driving cars and other tasks demanding a quick response, AR and VR will be a lot improved in video quality and live events because of huge data and Low Latency. Stay tuned will Alloftop for more on innovative technologies.