What is 5G, and how this technology will change our lives
Technologies / / December 19, 2019
Find out what will give users a new generation of mobile communications, and whether now buy smartphones with 5G support.
What is 5G?
5G (fifth generation) - is abbreviated name of the fifth-generation mobile communication, which will replace the existing right now 3G and 4G. Behind this decline hides a set of technologies, many of which are still under development. Completion of the testing and approval standards is not expected until 2020.
What do we get from the introduction of 5G?
The first and most important consequence of the introduction of 5G - a significant increase in data rate. During preliminary testing has been fixed to achieve peak performance at 25.3 Gb / s. If we talk about the actual speeds that are waiting for ordinary users, the 5G they reach 10 Gbit / s.
This means that you can download movies in Full HD resolution in seconds.
For comparison, the maximum is now speed 4G subscribers rarely exceeds 100 MB / s. Most network bandwidth is useful for live broadcasts of high-definition video, virtual reality applications work, the organization of remote training systems.
More 5G reduces the signal delay of 1 millisecond. Recall that now may be delayed up to 10 milliseconds in 4G networks, and 100 milliseconds in 3G. Improving this indicator will allow to use mobile connections, even in situations where critical is the response time. For example, for remote control of agricultural machinery, industrial robots and unmanned vehicles.
The global spread of the fifth generation lead network is likely to gradual death of Wi-Fi. Your smartphone, tablet or laptop anytime, anywhere will have access to the internet, regardless of whether there is next to the router or not.
My smartphone will run on the new network?
Not. To use all the capabilities of next-generation networks need to purchase a smartphone that supports them. It is already known about the upcoming release of several such devices. Among them Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, Samsung Galaxy S10, Motorola Moto Z3, ZTE 5G, Huawei Mate Flex, Oppo F11 Pro, Nokia 10 and some others.
However, do not rush to be in the forefront of buyers. 5G technology is being actively developed, its standards have not yet finally approved. It is possible that the final implementation will be slightly different from the current, so the device is now sold out of date quickly. In addition, 4G mobile network is not yet fully exhausted the potential of the development.
When to expect?
In many countries held 5G test. A full launch of the first next-generation networks is planned no earlier than 2020. Most likely, it will happen in the Asian region.
As for Russia, in the first quarter of 2019 will be approved by the concept of creation and development of 5G networks, and by the end of 2019 - allocated frequency bands. By the end of 2020 the first pilot projects for the introduction of the fifth-generation network will be launched. Thus, the wide dissemination of new technology can be expected not earlier than in 3-4 years.
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