All of us who use smartphones are familiar with the terms 3G and 4G when it comes to an internet data connection. We’re also aware that 4G is relatively faster than 3G. 4G offers an extremely fast internet connection. But now there’s more.
It has been more than a decade since telecommunication companies have been working on a fifth-generation internet connection but now it seems that they’ve finally made it. Internet carriers have started rolling out 5G connection in some selected cities since 2018 but officially there hasn’t been many solid improvements.
There seem to be more answers than questions for this topic. People are wondering what exactly 5G is and when will it be officially out for use. What difference will they see in its speed as compared to older 3G and 4G models, when will they be able to use smartphones that support this technology and which companies will be providing the best services in near future?
We’ll answer all your questions in this guide about 5G and when you’ll finally start using it. So keep reading till the end for all info you’ll ever need about the new 5G.
What Exactly is 5G?
5G is the next in line mobile broadband which is expected to replace the current 4G mobile broadband network or at least augment it. With 5G you will see exceptional speed unlike anything experienced before. Faster download and upload speeds alongside improvement in latency rates meaning the time taken by data to transfer between devices will be lowered to a substantial amount.
From 4G with speeds like 45mbps, 5G can offer speeds up to whopping 1gbps with it’s new and improved technology. It’s the new smarter, faster and improved technology of the current generation.
What will be the new feature?
You might be wondering about what new features will you be expecting with these much-increased speeds? Here are a few 5G uses that are going to change how technology will work in the future:
With the introduction to 5G, autonomous vehicles are also expected to increase in number. Autonomous vehicles require an extremely fast data connection in order to communicate operations in a better way and faster data connections also increase your safety as self-driving cars will operate better with faster data rates. Accidents can happen within seconds and the new 5G speeds will enable cars to make important decisions within split seconds, saving lives and making your experience better.
With exceptional speed comes exceptional features. 5G will change how we interact with technology completely. 4k streaming will be a common thing with the help of 5G technologies as streaming heavy loads won’t be a problem any longer with high-speed internet connections. 5G will also have a wider range than the normal LTE broadbands. It will be able to reach further destinations than the normal internet can, allowing people in remote areas to access high-speed internet without any issues.
Drones and remote control devices:
Better speeds will allow devices like drones to function in an accurate way like never before. With all remote control devices, the faster the command reaches the device the better functionality you will possess. Like all other devices drones will also benefit from this technology. Your droning experience will be changed for the better. This helps in conditions where there are hazards to be looked out for. Places, where people cannot reach, will be accessed with the help of drones. This will help to access far off places easier and much more human effort-free.
New 5G will offer a whole new edge to the entertainment industry. Virtual reality is something that will soon take over the entertainment. With people watching a movie in Virtual reality and also playing games, surgeons simulating surgeries in VR and many more other uses of Virtual reality require a fast internet that can respond in a natural way for proper satisfaction. With high-speed internet, you will be able to enjoy Virtual reality in its true essence. This poses good fortune for the Virtual reality industry in the future as high-speed internet will double the fun and more people will move towards VR.
This concept has been going on for some time now but with lightning speed internet it could be a thing in the future. Surgeons can perform complex operations with the help of robots in the future while not being in the same room. This could be extremely helpful for war situations where they don’t have access to professional surgeons at their disposal all the time or for areas where medical teams cannot go with ease. This could bring forward a revolution in the medical field just because of high-speed internet connections.
With the new 5G, there will be no concept of lag anymore. Everything will feel and behave as if they were in the real world. This will give a very touchy feeling to the whole internet as everything will be accessible in the blink of an eye. Not only will this improve the browsing experience but loads and loads of data transfer will be done in a matter of seconds. It will improve the efficiency of everything by great margins and with expectations of reaching peak 20Gbps, this could revolutionalize the whole tech world.
When is it coming to the US?
People cannot wait for 5G to replace their 4G connections, however neither 5G internet nor devices to support 5G is ready at this time. Some companies like T-mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular, etc have already started their services in selected cities for selected clients but proper 5g is estimated to be available after 2020 in the U.S. for commercial use. But for it to be accessible by everyone, people first need to buy phones and devices which properly support 5G. Verizon’s CEO estimates that half of the United State’s population will have mobile phones that support 5G by 2024 and then. While many companies have already started working on creating 5G ready devices by 2024 5G will be accessible to almost half of the population in the United States so people can finally enjoy the high-speed 5G experience.
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