5G is the fifth generation of mobile connectivity. A little over 3 years ago, Long-Term Evolution(LTE) or as we know it as 4G connectivity arrived to shake the smartphone world and boost data transmission speed, so we are not unfamiliar to this concept anymore. However, it seems that what we experienced at that time will pale in comparison to the vast array of possibilities carried under its belt by this new generation of wireless connectivity, which is being built over the foundations of the previous one.
The average 4G LTE transmission speed currently available for smartphones in Spain, for instance, is somewhere around the 21 Mbps mark, allowing uncut music streaming and prompt web surfing. Well then, 5G connection speed will manage to achieve over 10 Gbps, that is to say, between 100 and 1000 times faster, making it possible to download, for example, a HD movie in 10 seconds.
This remarkable speed is joined by a huge capability for data transmission, 10 Tbps( Terabytes per second) , and a density of 1 million nodes per Km². Besides, it is expected that connection latency shrinks from 50 milliseconds to just 1 millisecond. In other words, 5G technology will allow a delay time reduction in communications, an increase in information transfer rate, a significant improvement in mobile coverage and will allow millions of devices to be connected simultaneously. This is, in fact, one of the key factors in foreseeing that 5G technology will go far beyond the realm of smartphones.
The mixed reality concept will change the way a common internet user plays a game today.
Doctors will remotely perform critical surgery using robots
“Cobots” will be empowered in industry
UHD video streams and automated safety systems will be deployed
Fully functional, reliable 5G will disrupt many technologies and offer better solutions.
5G will also accelerate the development of many other technologies. From gaming to healthcare, almost every industry will benefit from 5G.
In the future, users won’t necessarily need a gaming computer or a console to play games. Users will be able to play Augmented Reality (AR), and Virtual Reality (VR) based games over the network; all they’ll need is live stream capability. As an example, the gaming experience is going to be like Netflix—cloud-based subscription models will be introduced for gaming, and users will not experience any lapses in quality with uber-fast, low-latency connections.
Game developers are excited about 5G’s low-latency, and high bandwidth features since enabling users to play any game on any smart device will soon be within reach.
The number of internet-connected devices has been increasing exponentially, causing increasing bandwidth and energy requirements. According to Cisco, by the year 2022, about 12 billion mobile devices will be connected to the internet.As such, 5G technology is designed to deal with limitations that earlier network generations couldn’t sustain. According to an estimate released by the World Economic Forum, by the year 2035, the economic impact of 5G will reach $12 trillion as the 5G network expands.