It won’t be wrong to say that the future is here. When 3G and 4G LTE were introduced it was evident that 5G will emerge. Although people were blown with speed and connectivity of 4G LTE and now they are preparing to experience the Next Generation Network – 5G.
I have mentioned many times that technology has taken over the world and we are living in a digital era. Each year some advancement is made in the world of technology, and now as we are heading towards 2020, another advancement that seems to take the shape of reality is the operation of 5G networks.
5G is not only confined to interconnect people through a network but it will be controlling machines, objects and multiple devices at the same time.
So get ready to experience the future.
What is the 5G network?
5G is the 5th generation network that will deliver extraordinary performance in the form of speed, connectivity, and reduction in latency. This will eventually empower network users and providers.
5G is designed to deliver multi-Gbps peak rates, ultra-low latency, huge or massive capacity, and a more uniform and smooth user experience.
With 5G on a roll, 4G LTE might be subsided or it is rumored that all devices running on 4G might get upgraded to 5G technology.
Features of 5G:
When everyone is calling is the next big thing or net generation network then it is important to understand the features of this extraordinary technology.
Let’s have a look!
a) Peak Data Rate: It is going to be the fastest network the world has every experience. 5G is ready to offer significantly faster data speed. It is said that Peak Data Rate can hit 20Gbps downlink and 10Gbps uplink per mobile base station. Wow, that is amazing!
b) Latency: It is basically the time taken by data to travel from one point to another. In 5G it should be 4 milliseconds.
c) Mobility: From the base station, the 5G network is said to be supporting movement from 0 to 310 mph. This means that it should be working on a high-speed train.
d) Connectivity: 5G will be supporting more devices than supported by LTE. A 5G network would be able to support 1 million connected devices per square kilometer which are an enormous number.
As everything comes with its positive and negative side, similarly the pros and cons are attached to the emergence of 5G technology. Although people are cheering the idea of how 5G works but there are certain concerns over the radiation that might be proven to harmful for human health.
First, let’s discuss the pros of 5G networks.
You can name it as one of the biggest advantages, the benefit of 5G that will cause a dramatic increase in bandwidth. Higher the bandwidth, the faster the speed of downloading files. The internet access will be done within a blink of an eye. Users won’t experience any lagging or buffering during streaming.
5G comes with short frequency waves and this implies that more towers would be needed to ensure the connectivity. For this, 5G network providers will need land to build more towers. However, building more towers will be requiring more land leases that are going to generate revenues in multiple ways.
Boost to New Technology:
With the 5G network, all the new or I should say advanced technology will boost. Because of the enhanced and increased network speed, more and more tasks would be transited from computers to smart devices. This will further open doors for smart devices technology such as more use of Artificial Intelligence, etc.
It is quite interesting that the cons of 5G technology are somehow hidden in the pros of it. Let’s find out how?
As discussed above the first pro point which talks about more bandwidth is a point of concern for many people out there. To ensure that everyone holding a 5G devices gets the uninterrupted connection, more towers would be needed to install.
Short Wave Frequency of 5G would make it crucial to receive signals away from the tower just like 3G and 4G working. For this purpose more and more 5G towers would be built. This also means more and more radiation which can cause a serious threat to human health.
Another catch here is that 5G frequency waves travel only short distance. 5G cellular won’t be able to travel as far as 4G LTE does. Therefore, more towers would be built. Anyhow, the short frequency waves of 5G are designed to travel well in an only straight line.
This means that anything coming in the way of frequency and signals such as building, trees and other objects can cause a disruption in communication. Rain is also said to cause a potential problem for 5G connections.
It has been said that phones compatible with 5G technology and running on it would experience battery drain or battery heat. The strong connection of 5G would need strong batteries to absorb the heat and could last longer.
Overcrowded Radio Frequency:
3G and 4G come with scattered bandwidth across the radio spectrum but with 5G technology, the radio spectrum will become more condense which means overcrowding radiofrequency. There is no doubt that with 5G the internet speed will be increased but it is anticipated at the cost of overcrowding radio frequency and radio spectrum.
With these pros and cons, one can say that the Next Big Thing is here and developers of 5G technology will soon come up with solutions to tackle these issues. Nothing seems impossible when it comes to counting the contributions of technology that have played in our lives.