Amid the rumors and speculations around 5G that its emergence could affect the health and security of citizens or responsible for the viral spread of the coronavirus. Let’s take a look at what the 5G is all about and its real impact.
5G is the latest generation of mobile networks, a significant evolution of the present-day 4G LTE. From the figure, it’s the 5th generation network after the 1st to 4th generation networks. 5G network, which is 100 times faster than 4G, is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything including machines, objects, and devices. It is a global wireless standard. 5G provides the platform for artificial intelligence and big data to succeed.
Evolution of Networks
Before the advent of 5G, some networks existed earlier from 1G to 4G. All the networks were attached to a particular generation. The first-generation network (1G) introduced an analog voice (voice call), the second-generation network commences a digital voice (an example is the CDMA – Code Division Multiple Access which enables voice call and text).
Furthermore, the third-generation network (3G) established mobile data (an example is CDMA2000, an introduction to mobile web browsing). The fourth-generation network (4G LTE) ushered in the era of mobile broadband. In between the generations, the emergence of 2.5G,2.75G and 3.5G evolve giving the end-user better experience and improve satisfaction.
Above all, the 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G all led to 5G, which is designed to provide more connectivity than was ever available before. The use of shorter frequency for the 5G network plays a key role in why 5G looks faster than others. This also helps in providing higher capacity, low latency, and strong quality.
5G network is meant to deliver higher multi-Gbps peak data speed, ultra-low latency, more reliability, massive network capacity, increased availability, and more uniform user experience to more users. Higher performance and improved efficiency, empower new user experience, and connect new industries.
In addition, it is worthy to note that no person or company owns 5G, but several companies within the mobile ecosystem are contributing to bringing 4G to life. Qualcomm has played a major role in investing the many foundational technologies that drive the industry forward and makeup 5G, the next wireless standard.
5G uses a 5G NR air interface alongside OFDM principles. 5G also uses wider bandwidth technologies such as sub-6GHz and mmWave. Like 4GLTE, 5G OFDM operates based on the same mobile networking principles. However, the new 5G NR air interface can further enhance OFDM to deliver a much higher degree of flexibility and scalability. This could provide more 5G access to more people and things for a variety of different use cases.
Benefit Of 5G Mobile Network
5G is designed to do a variety of things that can transform our lives, including giving us faster download speeds, low latency, and more capacity. It is so far the best network connectivity for billions of devices, especially in the areas of virtual reality (VR), the IoT, and artificial intelligence (AI). For example, with 5G, you can access new and improved experiences including near-instant access to cloud services, multiplayer cloud gaming, shopping with augmented reality, and real-time video translation and collaboration, and more.
There have been some speculation about the new 5G mobile network which led us to ask this question.
Does 5g Affect Human Health?
Mobile phones, microwaves, cell towers, televisions among others though emit radio rays (non-ionized radiation) at a frequency well below x-rays and ultraviolent light (ionizing radiation) which are strong enough to damage human cells and DNA. They have long been considered harmless except for potentially heating cells at close range. Generally, 5G and other related radio rays cannot spread the virus or any health issue
When is the 5G Network Launching ?
5G services have launched since 2019 while its widespread availability is expected by 2025. When the 5G connection is established, the user equipment or device will connect to both the 4G network to provide the control signaling and to the 5G network to help provide the fast data connection by adding to the existing 4G capacity. Where there is limited 5G coverage, the data is carried on the 4G network proofing the continuous connection. Essentially with this design, the 5G network is complementing the existing 4G network. End-users should be expecting 5G network sims, phone, and device to match up effective usage.