The 5G network connection has not yet been released, but experts predict it is going to bring a revolution in mobile networks. 5G simply means fifth generation mobile networks. It is the future of mobile networks. Each generation mobile network such as 2G, 3G, and 4G is an advancement of the other.
It started with 2G, second generation mobile network. It was an analogue mobile network that could only allow calls and text messages. Then came 3G mobile network which was an advancement of 2G network. In addition to the 2G features, it had the ability to send picture messages and an improvement in the internet speed. 4G mobile network followed 3G network a decade later. 4G brought much faster internet connection capabilities, in addition to improved calls and text message network connection. The internet speed measured up to 100Mbps. Now, 5G is expected to roll out soon with more improved internet speed. Experts predict speeds of up to 10Gbps.
Investors are already investing in many advanced devices to accommodate the 5G networks. New mobile phones that can withstand high internet speeds are expected to flock the market as early as 2022; when the 5G network is released.
According to experts, 5G mobile network will also have an impact on IoT. There will be more advancements that will involve IoT devices being connected to work together at a much faster speed. 5G will enable the IoT to connect to each other making it easier to remotely control them.
Benefits of 5G Network
The major improvement that 5G network will bring is the internet speed. Theoretically, speeds of up to 10Gbps are expected with the new network. That could only mean a single download could take only 4 to 40 seconds, depending on the size of the download. 5G also promises zero buffering when streaming videos on the internet.
5G will have a lower latency. This means a reduced lag when operating your 5G devices. The latency is expected to measure up to 1 millisecond; users will barely notice.
The 5G mobile network will be able to cope with high demand applications all at once. It will be able to operate IoT devices, mobile phone, as well as HD video streaming, all at once without experiencing any delays.
Challenges of 5G
• 5G network is expected to cost a little extra than the previous mobile networks, to cover the development costs that were involved.
• The new network will require new devices that will be compatible with the network. Most devices that once used 3G or 4G networks will be considered outdated.
• 5G is expected to run on higher frequency bands to provide much faster data speeds. This means an increase in cost too.
With the 5G network expected to roll out in 2022, it is more likely that the network will bring a revolution of higher internet speeds. The higher internet speeds will change how we enjoy internet gaming and live streaming of HD video. Investors are already working on manufacturing new devices that will be compatible with the 5G network.