Fifth Generation – 5G is on its way….
Most phones on the market are running 3G and 4G. The 5G wireless network is expected to roll out in early 2020, and an increasing number of businesses are already investing to prepare for the new mobile wireless network.
5G (Fifth Generation) according to the Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA), to qualify for a 5G a connection should meet with most of these eight criteria:
- One to 10Gbps connections to end points in the field
- One millisecond end-to-end round trip delay
- 1000x bandwidth per unit area
- 10 to 100x number of connected devices
- (Perception of) 99.999 percent availability
- (Perception of) 100 percent coverage
- 90 percent reduction in network energy usage
- Up to ten-year battery life for low power, machine-type devices
Mobile wireless generations gave us the following features:
- 1G gave us our first phone calls
- 2G gave us text messaging
- 3G gave us reliable internet access and email
- 4G gave greater speeds for smart phones and Applications
- 5G will give us speed and capacity for a more rapid arrival of everything we need.
What are the advantages of 5G
5G will be significantly faster than 4G and allow for higher productivity across all supported devices and of with greater bandwidth comes faster download times and the ability to run more complex mobile internet apps.
Currently 5G is still being developed and is not in use, however there are a companies that are already creating 5G products. These companies include BT, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung and Ericsson, with a growing number of companies forming 5G partnerships and investing in further research.