5 G: A Revolution in Digital World

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5 G: A Revolution in Digital World

5 G: A Revolution in Digital World : 5G is the technological term that everyone was talking about at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a week ago. 5G stands for fifth generation and refers to the next and newest mobile wireless standard based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard of broadband technology. It has the potential to unlock the internet connected devices, making driverless cars and talking fridges a reality.

5G is based on radio frequencies, the same used for television broadcasts, walkie-talkies, wi-fi signals or a garage door remote control. It will use a higher radio frequency and can move data at a much faster speed.

5G will allow people to send texts, make calls, and browse the web as always with an increase in the speed at which data is transferred across the network. Downloading and uploading will become easier allowing smartphones to run more complex mobile internet apps.

The blend of speed and quicker response reveal the full capabilities of other hot trends in technology, proposing an improvement to self-driving cars, drones, virtual reality and the wider Internet of Things.

5 G: A Revolution in Digital World
5 G: A Revolution in Digital World

The technology industry is counting on 5G to trigger a wave of growth in equipment sales and mobile services. 5G compatible phones are still not on the market and in many countries 4G deployment is not yet complete. Telecoms operators must make a huge investment to set out 5G.

Wikipedia sources shared that in 2017, development of 5G is being run by several companies, including Samsung, Intel, Qualcomm, Nokia, Huawei, Ericsson, ZTE and others. Although 5G is planned to be commercially available world-wide by 2020, South Korea, with the technical support from Samsung, KT Corporation, and Intel, has successfully launched 5G at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Hoettges has estimated the cost of providing 5G networks in Europe alone at EUR300 billion to EUR500 billion ($370 billion to $615 billion). However, 5G also faces competition from other technologies such as French firm Sigfox´s Non-cellular IoT network or LoRa, a rival non-standardized low power wide area (LPWA).

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