Tech Trends - 5G
5G is a popular term now, but the origin was from telecommunications. It’s the fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks and began deploying in 2019, the successor of the 4G network. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G 3G, and 4G networks.
Like its predecessors, 5G networks are “cellular networks”. It divides service areas into small geographical areas called cells. Each cell is connected by the local antenna in the cell. So the internet and telephone network are run through radio waves. A newer generation means higher performance and is determined by speed, latency, error rate, and range. 5G provides higher download speeds, up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbit/s), an extremely low error rate, and higher bandwidth. The latency is around 30ms (edge servers close to towers can reduce to 10-20 ms).
This new generation of networks is mainly used in three types of connected services, including:
1. Enhanced mobile broadband
Besides making the connection of smartphones better, other new technologies such as VR and AR can be practical when it comes to immersive experiences.
2. Mission-critical communications
It brought remote control into a new era due to the ultra-low latency providing higher reliability.
3. Massive IoT
Combining with the prior benefit of 5G, the development of embedded computing can expand its ability to edge. Such lean and low-cost connectivity raised the adoption of IoT solutions.
5G isn’t just a new generation of mobile networks – it’s transforming the world as we know it. It is designed to do a variety of things, including advancing societies, transforming industries, and elevating experiences. Here are a few examples:
Changes in societies- smarter electricity grids, road collision prevention, faster emergency services, remote expertise for patients.
Changes in industries- autonomous production, better fault reduction, efficient warehouse management, power safety monitoring, higher productivity agriculture.
Changes in life experiences- lighter devices for VR & AR, sensory touch devices, immersive teaching content, remote teamwork, remote live interactions.
Netiotek would like to take our audience through these new technologies. We also would like to help you pave the path toward this fully connected world. Our first part of the telecommunication theme began from related trends based on 5G networks. The following article will be IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things). See you next time!
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