What is 5G?
5G stands for the "fifth-generation technology" standard for cellular networks, which mobile phone companies began deploying worldwide in 2019. It is the newest form to be developed after our current 4G LTE devices.
Is 5G out yet?
Yes, BUT- the technology is not available everywhere in North America. Canada is well behind the US when it comes to 5G, with estimates that 5G will be launched around 2021 for Canadians in large cities. There is much speculation when this technology will be widely adopted everywhere, both personally and in the corporate world.
The truth about the 5th Generation of Cellular
Although 5G tests have many benefits, it is not entirely ready yet. With the still emerging global crisis, we need connectivity more than ever. Demands on bandwidth are unprecedented, and experts predict the mew circumstance of working from home will expedite the processes and adoption of 5G in the US.
The speed in transmissions for 5G technology can approach 15 or 20 Gbps. With a higher rate, the possibilities are endless-we can access files, programs and remote applications in a direct and without waiting.
5G, the latency will be way less than in 4G, which means being able to perform remote actions in real-time. Thanks to this low latency and the more sensors, possibilities like controlling the machinery of an industrial plant or managing logistics or remote transportation are made possible. Applications like surgical operations where the doctor can work on a patient who is across the globe, with the help of precision instrumentation managed remotely or the complete control of remote transport systems, and more!
A more significant number of connected devices
With 5G, the number of devices connected to the network increases significantly, and the amount will increase to a millionaire scale per square kilometre. Connected devices will all have instant connections to the internet, which in real-time, will exchange information with each other.
It is anticipated that a typical home will have a hundred connected devices sending and receiving information in real-time. If we think of industrial plants, we would speak of thousands of connected devices.
This higher number of connected devices will allow smart cities and autonomous cars.