5G: The Lifeline of Future Connectivity
In recent times the internet has become one of the most needed facilities for humans. The internet is like the electricity of the modern world. As we have entered Industry 4.0, the craving for the internet is peaking now and then. From playing video games to streaming videos, ordering food, hotels, paying bills, the necessity of the internet is on every hole. If you’re bewildered by the range of choices, it’s a good idea to watch some videos online to understand how technology empowers modern living. Make sure to have a look at the YouTube thumbnail before watching, though, to make sure that you’re accessing relevant content.
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History of Mobile Networks
The start of mobile connectivity started in the ’80s. The 1G delivers the voice from one phone to the other.
Then came 2G. It used CDMA or elaborately known as Code Division Multiple Access. It was able to send text messages.
In the early 2000s, 3G came with a GPRS system. The most famous 3G connection is none other than the Apple iPhone.
Then in 2010, the actual revolution came in the mobile internet, the 4G. It uses LTE or Long Term Evolution. The speed jumped from kbps to several MBPS.
5G technology is now breaking the barrier of GBPS and driving latency to its minimal magnitude.
Why is 5G Better?
5G uses OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing), allowing a single stream of data to be divided into multiple sub-streams to transmit through multiple channels. 5G uses massive MIMO (Massive input Massive Output), a collection of the antenna receiving and transmitting data. These technologies allow achieving the GBPS data transfer bandwidth.
- 5G is faster than its predecessor 4G
- It has an impressive ultra-low latency
- Massive network capacity, efficiency is remarkable
- It uses different hardware to enhance performance
The Focus of 5G
- Internet of Things
- Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
- Health and critical jobs
- Self-driving cars
- Smart cities
- Advanced security implementation
Drawbacks, Controversies, and Misinformation
- For achieving a stable 5G speed, multiple towers need to be installed compared to 4G.
- Electromagnetic Interference might occur.
- With high-speed internet and advanced technology, more cyberattacks have been reported.
- Many misinformation and false marketing are also spreading.
- There are no health risks observed with 5G. High radiation will affect health is also a lie because the spectrum 5G uses is far below gamma radiation.
- There is no correlation between the COVID-19 vaccine and 5G technologies.
- We have to be very cautious as many companies are trying to sell 5G evolution, LTE Advanced as 5G. Those are not 5G but just improved 4G with higher speed.
The 5G network revolution is already on our doorsteps. All the technologies come with some good and bad. We must embrace the good to make our future better. The 5G technology will revolutionize the IoT, Real-Time systems, Healthcare systems, Gaming Industry, Virtual and Augmented Reality, and every part of the future.
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