In the world of connectivity, people’s lifestyle is getting changed by superfast wireless mobile networks. We have witnessed the development and evolution of various generations of mobile wireless technology. The high-speed internet connection has made the impossible things much more manageable. From updated gadgets to vehicles all have made our life much more comfortable, safer and healthier. The wireless communication began with 1G, followed by 2G, 3G and 4G. Now the mobile industry is working focusing on the advance implementation of 5G technology which has not come in use officially.
Progress From 1G to 5G
The first commercially automated cellular network was launched in Japan by NTT in 1979. Multiple cells sites used to transfer calls from one place to the next while the user is travelling cells during a conversation. The ‘second generation’ mobile phone systems emerged in the 1990s. It was digital and able to encrypt calls, make more efficient use of the wireless spectrum, and deliver data transfers.
The second generation made possible SMS text messaging, which became very popular for the youth. After 2G, the industry began to work on the next-generation technology known as 3G. The first 3G networks were introduced in the early 2000s that enables the use of packet switching rather than circuit switching for data transmission. Soon after, Apple, Google and apps like Facebook pushed the US to shift to 4G. The expectation for 4G technology is mainly high-quality audio/video streaming over end to end protocol. Now it’s time to roll out “5G revolution”.
What is 5G?
5G is considered as a revolutionary invention and the next generation of mobile technology. The launch of 5G will help the communications service providers to improve their business variously. It will be offering a wide range of features, benefiting all group of people, including students, teachers, doctors, engineers, administrative body, and even for a common man.
Daniel Gleeson, a consumer technology analyst at London-based digital consultancy, Ovum stated that "5G is the next generation of mobile technology."
"It's going to be faster and more reliable internet speeds on your phone. But more than that, it's all about having very reliable and quick responding connections, and that's going to be very important for enabling new use cases for this technology," he added.
According to him, 5G will significantly useful for self-driving cars, delivery drones, virtual reality, smart cities and billions of interconnected devices. Not only that, but 5G will also improve cost-efficiency by enabling ten times lower cost per gigabyte than current 4G networks. The Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) can provide connectivity for households and businesses.
Advantages of 5G
Here are some of the benefits of 5G technology -
- 5G will make the data transfer speed ten times higher than 4G.
- The initial development of smart devices will give a scope to perform tasks on a smart device such as email and web browsing that could only be performed on a desktop or computer.
- 5G is a game-changer as it will improve your network connection dramatically. Downloading a high-resolution movie might take less than a second. You will not found difficulty when sharing videos from crowded arenas.
- 5G will provide massive broadcasting data, which will support more than 60,000 connections.
- 5G is also going to reduce the brief lag in time or the so-called latency with no delays or glitches.
- Call towers equipped with 5G technology would have significantly increased capacity over 4G/LTE. So, more people and more devices will be able to communicate at the same time.
The 5G network is still under development, and it is being tested in the US, UK, and Australia. The US is particularly worried about China because if China is first to 5G, its burgeoning tech industry will create the next global mobile platform. The competition is high, who will release the new wireless technology first. So we are eagerly waiting to test the first implementations of 5G as they go live.