5G Revolution: We live in an era defined by speed and change. All the new technology created to make life easier, safer, and healthier requires permanent availability and incredible data transfer speeds to deliver real-time results.
5G is looking forward to being the key to innovation in tomorrow’s future. In particular, increased speeds can open new opportunities in public safety and business.5G at its peak potential could be instrumental for developing revolutionary applications, unlike anything that exists today outside an environment. These applications are diverse, but there is predicted growth in fields like autonomous driving, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Beyond speed and latency, 5G standards will have a much higher connection density, permitting networks to handle immense numbers of connected devices.
After years of hype, 5G is close to becoming a reality with some providers rolling out launches this year. 5G will work alongside 3G and 4G networks to enable an always-on connection no matter where you are and provide the infrastructure to support a surge of technology that will carry huge amounts of data to feed a much more connected world.
Wireless communications systems use radio frequencies (also known as a spectrum) to carry information through the air. 5G operates in the same way but uses higher radio frequencies that are less disarranged. This allows for it to carry more information at a much faster rate. These higher bands are called ‘millimeter waves’. They were previously unused but have been opened up for licensing by regulators. They had been mostly untouched by the public as the equipment to use them was largely unreachable and expensive.
While higher bands are faster at conveying information, there can be problems with sending over large distances. They are easily blocked by physical objects such as trees and buildings. In order to avoid this challenge, 5G will utilize multiple input and output antennae to boost signals and capacity over the wireless network. There are also plans to allow businesses to rent their own isolated and insulated network slice in order to separate them from competing Internet traffic.
5G is only scratching the surface of its full potential, though a few cautions remain before it can scale successfully. A whole new lineup of infrastructure will be needed to support this latest wireless generation, including enabled devices, network density and access, and getting telecoms operators and carriers on board.
The complete uptake of 5G will take a few years to realize. But as the technological shift continues to unfold, investors can take advantage of the wave of opportunities it presents.
5G Revolution is more than an upgrade as it’s a crucial transformation of major segments of the economy.