5G network is the 5th generation mobile network. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks.
It is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices.
How fast is 5G?
5G delivers peak data rates up to 20 Gbps based on IMT-2020 requirements.
Also, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X65 is designed to achieve up to 10 Gbps in downlink peak data rates.
But 5G is about more than just how fast it is. In addition to higher peak data rates, it is designed to provide much more network capacity by expanding into new spectrum, such as mmWave.
What does 5G provide?
Enhanced mobile broadband
5G mobile technology has made VR and AR faster, with lower cost-per-bit.
5G can transform industries with ultra-reliable, low-latency links like remote control of critical infrastructure, vehicles, and medical procedures.
It is meant to connect a massive number of embedded sensors in virtually everything through the ability to scale down in data rates, power, and mobility.
What about the previous generations of mobile networks?
• First generation – 1G
1980s: 1G delivered analog voice.
• Second generation – 2G
In early 1990s: 2G introduced digital voice (e.g., CDMA- Code Division Multiple Access).
• Third generation – 3G
In early 2000s: 3G brought mobile data (e.g. CDMA2000).
• Fourth generation – 4G LTE
2010s: 4G LTE ushered in the era of mobile broadband.
1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G all has led to 5G, which will provide more connectivity than was ever available before.
With high speeds, superior reliability and negligible latency, 5G will expand the mobile ecosystem into new realms.
5G will impact every industry, remote healthcare, precision agriculture, digitized logistics -and more – a reality.
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