5G is basically 5th generation mobile network technology. It is the new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G networks. 5G technology aims to build a new kind of network that will virtually connect everyone and everything together including devices, machines and other objects.
How Is 5G Different From 4G?
The Fourth Generation Technology (4G) of mobile connectivity ushered in the late 2000s. 4G made the mobile Internet speeds up to 500 times faster than 3G and it also supported Fast mobile browsing, High Quality Video Calls and HD TV on mobile. The development of 4G lead to the evolution of smartphones and tablets. According to Developers and IoT specialists, 4G will be unable to manage the number of connections that will be there on the network as the population increases. That's why 5G came into service. But What makes 5G different from 4G?
- Due to new technologies, 5G will be able to handle current devices as well as new technologies.
- Higher speeds, less latency, capacity for large number of connected devices, less interference and better efficiency than 4G
- Eventually with 5G, an entire spectrum of an operator will increase around 1000 MHz
- 5G will be approximately 100 times faster than 4G
- 5G is expected to be faster, smarter and more efficient than 4G
3G vs 4G vs 5G
3G 4G 5G
Development 2004-05 2006-10 2020
Bandwidth 2 Mbps 200 Mbps greater than 1 Gbps
Latency 100-500 milliseconds 20-30 milliseconds <10 milliseconds
Average Speed 144 kbps 25 Mbps 200-400 Mbps
Key Features Of 5G
- Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) which will aim a consistent user experience along with another target of higher peak bit-rates.
- Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) which will provide extremely low delay transmission of services and offers no tension of uploading and downloading files, networks buffering and phone crashing.
- Massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) which will be able to support enormous number of low bit rate of Internet of Things.
- Radio Interface will be LTE like using OFDM but will have more options to support flexibility and scalability..
- Networking solution will support both connection oriented and connection less service.
- Apart from all the above, the basic key features of 5G technology are increased speed and bandwidth, 100 times more connected density, reduction in power consumption (especially for IoT devices) and stronger security.
What is 5G Capable Of?
5G will provide new opportunities. There are numerous new things that 5G can do. Imagine billions of connected devices sharing data, life-saving applications, free guaranteed connections, other consumer benefits and a lot more. 5G is all set to make that happen.
- Connected sensors that can detect and warn before any natural disaster occurs
- More connecting vehicles that will share data to prevent road collisions
- Drones becoming a key tool to support emergency situations
- Electricity grids will reduce carbon emissions
- More engaging methods of teaching and presentation
- Stable and reliable connectivity even in crowded places
- Touch through devices and even more sensory and virtual experiences
- New angles and interactions for live events
- Increased use of IoT in agriculture
- Remote access to powerful robots and vehicles for risky environments
- Production lines can automatically react to demand and supply
- Full traceability in terms of individual items at warehouse and ports
What Makes 5G Different?
Although 5G runs on the same radio frequencies that are currently being used for smartphones, either on Wi-Fi networks or in satellite communications, but beyond all these, 5G is all about connecting things everywhere, so that anyone can understand and manage things within the real world.
"From Industrial Automation To Smart City Traffic Lights, The Additional Network Capacity Of 5G Will Impact Nearly Everyone."