Is 5G as fast as expected?

Is 5G as fast as expected?

Is 5G is fast as expected

Nobody could ignore the hype of 5G at CES 2018 and seems like there’s still more to fan the flame. Every smartphone carriers and manufacturers from intel to Samsung are anxious to know the bounds and limits of the technology. It has been called a “wireless fiber” so it’s obvious to experience a low latency internet service but hey, it’s wireless too!

5G is the successor of 4G, the “G” stands for Generation – so it’s the fifth generation of this standard.LTE is currently the fastest available wireless network, supporting peak data transfer rate up to 300 megabits per second. However, 5G is designed to be much faster than its predecessor. The development doesn’t aim to enhance only home wireless networks, it’s about enabling faster everywhere from connected cars to smart home and IoT devices. The day isn’t far away that people will be enjoying their gadgets instead of the stuff we use today.


How fast will be 5G?


How fast will be 5G

Many tech Giants are expecting a lot from 5G. Theoretically, 4G can achieve a maximum speed of 100 megabits per second (Mbps). In contrast to that, 5G can achieve much more than its predecessor – which is 10 gigabits per second (Gbps).

For example, CTA (Consumer Technology Association) has estimated that with such speed, one can download a two-hour movie in around 3.6 seconds on 5G n contrast to 6 minutes on 4G.

Apart from transferring data at an incredible speed, 5G promises to drastically reduce latency, which means quick load times and better responsiveness – whether you are streaming videos, gaming or doing anything online. Precisely, 5G is not to go beyond the latency of 4ms, whereas the maximum latency offered by a 4G LTE network is 20ms.

Deutsche Telekomperformed a live 5G test and a speed of 3 gigabytes per second was measured. In the future, the speed should be able to reach 10Gbit/s, which is 20 times faster.5G offers more than just speed, it’s also about availability and reliability.


How does the tech work?

How tech of 5G works

5G isn’t the result of working over several fields, altering stuff here and there. There isn’t just one research at play. The new technology will use a completely new band of radio spectrum in contrast to 4G. With the help of millimeter waves, broadcasting is boosted to frequencies between 30 to 300 GHz in contrast to the bands lower than 6 GHz in the past. Previously such waves were used to transfer strong waves across satellites and radar systems. Millimeter waves can’t easily travel across walls and objects, but the construction of small cells can easily extend the service throughout dense urban areas.

The interesting thing about 5G is that it will be run at full-duplex, which means that it can transmit as well as receive at the same time, unlike the previous tech which had to switch between receiving and sending modes.


Low Latency


Low latency of 5G


The term latency refers to the period of time in which the performed user activity triggers a reaction, or ping, on another device.
We can understand the importance of latency by discussing its application on a self-automated vehicle. When it comes to connected driving, data must be transferred quick enough to trigger real-time actions. Because the decisions are expected to be made in seconds to avoid any unfortunate consequences.
An autonomous vehicle, which can evaluate data with a latency of just 1 millisecond, is 1000 times faster than humans and can apply brakes in under a centimeter.


When we’re going to enjoy the awesomeness of 5G?


Awesomeness of 5G


5G is the latest wireless networking technology which will empower phones, smartwatches, vehicles and other gadgets in the coming years. Most of the countries are expected to roll out 5G in 2020. Most of the current hardware will not be able to support 5G as the phone carriers have to update their hardware. Phones such as Samsung S10 5G, LG V50 ThinQ, Oppo Reno 5G, and Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3 5G are already prepared to deal with the latest wireless network, and few major telecommunication companies have already promised to roll out 5G services in 2019 in their respective countries such as AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Sprint, and etc.


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