5g Is Welcoming Us All To A New Wireless Era (Infographic)

When we talk about global communication systems, we always look for more speed, more uninterrupted connectivity, and a more versatile system.

If you think about it like one day you are writing on a paper, the next day you are using a typewriter, and then comes the computer on which you can type; this is exactly how we have seen the evolution of wireless connectivity in around 40, 50 years.

And now, the world is about to envision and experience the best wireless connectivity system in the form of 5G. So far, it was a promise, but now, the promise is on the verge of becoming reality.

5G is going to make total connectivity possible. There will be a lot of opportunities that will stem from 5G’s implications for the Internet of Things and Smart Tech.

Before divulging into the future, let us take a look back to better compare our past, present, and future.

From 1982-1990s, Analog 1G was the ‘in’ technology. With data bandwidth of 1.9 kbps, 1G only supported voice calls and nothing else much.

The 1990s-2000s saw the era of Digital 2G which supported texts, pictures, and multimedia messaging. The data bandwidth was 14.4- 384 kbps.

From the 2000s onwards, the era of 3G smartphones came and with the data bandwidth of 2 Mbps, high-quality audio and video along with international roaming could be supported.

2010 till 2019 marks the Streaming era, where 4G and LTE supported HD streaming was developed with a supporting data bandwidth of 2Mbps-1Gbps.

2019 till Present-day marks 4G and a promise of Full Speed ahead with the help of 5G. South Korea is the first country to launch 5G, and it is followed by 50 cities in China. Germany, UK, and the US will also roll out 5G on a limited basis.

Now let us look into the differences between 4G and 5G connectivity.

5G is 20 times speedier than 4G, with 2500 Mbs downloading speed. 4G has 125 megabytes/second of downloading speed. A movie that takes 6 minutes to download on 4G will take less than 20 seconds in 5G.

5G supports 10 times more devices per square kilometer, so it can handle many devices as compared to 4G. This is an important factor in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Latency or the time that is taken to send data from one point to another is less than 2 milliseconds for 5G, and it is 50 milliseconds for 4G. This means that due to lower latency, the data transfer is almost instantaneous with 5G.

5G and IoT partnership will be a great achievement as it will provide numerous other benefits in many industries.

For example, in the Transport industry, 5G enabled self-driving cars will be able to make quick decisions within a split second. When these cars will be connected to buildings, street lights, other cars, and even pedestrians, they will rapidly respond to any changes or issues and will also improve the traffic flow.

5G can be useful in the high-tech industry, using AR/VR to boost productivity and precision that can lead to efficiency gains and savings.

5G can have wonderful uses in the healthcare industry too. Through this technology, robotic surgeries can be performed remotely.

Other smart medical devices and wearables that provide real-time updates on patients to make accurate diagnoses will also see a lot of help from 5G.

All of these uses in multiple industries can lead to a profit of billions of dollars in GDP by the year 2030.

5G is not a simple upgrade of technology. It is a complete revolution in which a lot of economical and industrial aspects are also going to be involved. It requires a completely fresh infrastructure to take full advantage of it.

While the complete uptake of this technology will take several more years, the investors and developers can start taking advantage of the probable opportunities that it will bring.

Via: Visualcapitalist.

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