5G Wireless Technology

Want to know about the upcoming 5th generation wireless technology then you come into right place. In this we take a deep look about 5G technology and how it is emerging around us. Let’s see how 5G technology is about to change the world.

What is 5G wireless technology?

5G Wireless Technology is now the latest cellular technology that will greatly increase the speed of wireless networks among other things. So the data speed for wireless broadband connections using 5G would be at a maximum of around 10 Gbps to 20 Gbps. It’s all about making better use of the radio spectrum and enabling far more devices to access the mobile internet at the same time also it will deliver new levels of performance and efficiency that will empower new user experiences and connect new industries.

What will it enable us to do?

5G is a new kind of network in which  a platform for innovations that will not only enhances today’s mobile broadband services, but will also expand mobile networks to support a vast diversity of devices and services and connect new industries with improved performance, efficiency, and cost. 5G will redefine a broad range of industries with connected services from retail to education, transportation to entertainment, and everything in between. We see 5G as technology as transformative as the automobile and electricity.

In general 5G use cases can be broadly categorized into three main types of connected services:

  • Enhanced Mobile Broadband:- 5G will not only make our smartphones better, but it will also usher in new immersive experiences, such as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, with faster, more uniform data rates, lower latency, and cost-per-bit.
  • Enable Critical Communications:- 5G will enable new services that can transform industries with ultra-reliable/available, low latency links such as remote control of critical infrastructure, vehicles, and medical procedures.  Also 5G will seamlessly connect a massive number of embedded sensors in virtually everything through the ability to scale down in data rates, power and mobility to provide extremely lean/low-cost solutions.
  • Enable Future Capability:- A defining capability of 5G is also the design for forward compatibility—the ability to flexibly support future services that are unknown today.

But some people may arises the questions What are the other generations of mobile networks? So for them here they are 

Other Generations Of Mobile Networks

The other mobile network generations are 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G.

  • 1G delivered analog voice.
  • 2G introduced digital voice (e.g., CDMA). 
  • 3G brought mobile data (e.g., CDMA2000). 
  • 4G LTE ushered in the era of mobile Internet.

How 5G works

Like 4G LTE, 5G is also OFDM-based and will operate based on the same mobile networking principles. Wireless networks are composed of cell sites divided into sectors that send data through radio waves. Fourth-generation (4G) Long-Term Evolution (LTE) wireless technology provides the foundation for 5G. Unlike 4G, which requires large, high-power cell towers to radiate signals over longer distances, 5G wireless signals will be transmitted via large numbers of small cell stations located in places like light poles or building roofs. 

New antennas will incorporate technology known as massive MIMO (multiple input, multiple output), which enables multiple transmitters and receivers to transfer more data at the same time. But 5G technology is not limited to the new radio spectrum. It is designed to support a converged, heterogeneous network combining licensed and unlicensed wireless technologies. This will add bandwidth available for users.

When will 5G be available and how will it expand?

5G service is already available in some areas in various countries. These early-generation 5G services are called 5G non-standalone (5G NSA). This technology is a 5G radio that builds on existing 4G LTE network infrastructure. 5G NSA will be faster than 4G LTE. But the high-speed, low-latency 5G technology the industry has focused on is 5G standalone (5G SA). It should start becoming available by 2020 and be commonly available by 2022.

What is the real-world impact of 5G technology?

5G technology will not only opens the gate of  new era of improved network performance and speed but also new connected experiences for users. In healthcare, 5G technology and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity will enable patients to be monitored via connected devices that constantly deliver data on key health indicators, such as heart rate and blood pressure. In the auto industry, 5G combined with ML-driven algorithms will provide information on traffic, accidents, and more; vehicles will be able to share information with other vehicles and entities on roadways, such as traffic lights. These are just two industry applications of 5G technology that can enable better, safer experiences for users.

Conclusion 

5G is here, but so far, it’s a little underwhelming. But that should change as more cities come online and more 5G devices become available. Overall, 2019 is the year that 5G starts to take off, but 2020 is when next-generation networks will have a meaningful impact on the masses. Next year is not only when we expect the first 5G iPhone, it’s also when networks will offer nationwide coverage. That’s when we’ll begin to see the full potential of 5G.