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5G – The Latest Addition to the Cellular Technology

5G is the latest addition to the cellular technology, developed to massively improve the speed and response of the wireless networks. Via 5G, data transmitted over the wireless broad-band connections can travel at high rates ranging till 20 Gbps through certain estimates, exceeding the wireless network speeds along with offering latency of 1 ms or lower for activities that require real time feedback. 5G will also have to ability to provide a significant improvement in the amount of data transmitted over the wire-less system as a result of more available bandwidth and advancements in the antenna technologies. Along with the improvements in speed, capacity and latency, 5G also offer networks management feature, including network slicing, which allow mobile operators to develop multiple virtual networks within a one physical 5G network. This ability will enable the wireless network connections to support specific uses and business cases and could be sold on an as a service basis. A self-driving vehicle will require a networks slice that offer extremely speed, low latency connection so a vehicle can navigate in real-time. A home appliance can be connected through some low power, slower connection as high performance is not important. 5G network and service will be provided in stages over the next multiple years to accommodate the increase reliance on mobiles and internet enabled devices. Hence, 5G is expected to produce a variety of latest applications and uses as the technology is rolled out.

Wire-less networks operators in four countries, namely Japan, China, South Korea and The United States are immensely starting the first 5G build outs. Networks operators will probably spend billions of dollars on 5G capitals through 2030, although it is not clear how 5G servicing will generate a return on those investment. Expanding the use cases and business models that take advantage of 5G benefits could address operators’ revenue concerns. Simultaneously, certain standard body(s) is working on universal 5G equipment standard. The 5G radio system is incompatible with 4G radios, but network operators who have purchased the wire-less radios recently may be able to upgrade to the new 5G systems via software instead of purchasing new equipment. Via 5G wire-less equipment standard nearly finished and the first 5G compliant smartphone and associated wire-less devices commercially available in 2019, 5G use cases will commence to emerge between 2020 and 2025. By 2030, 5G services will become main stream and are expected to range from the delivery of virtual reality content to autonomous vehicle navigation enabled by real-time communications capabilities.

5G fix wire-less broadband service delivers internet accesses to homes and businesses without a wire connection to the premises. In order to accomplish that, networks operators deploy NRs in short cells site near buildings to send a signal to a receiver on a rooftop or a windowsill that is amplified within the premises. Fixed broad band service is expected to make it less expensive for the operator to deliver broad band service to the home and businesses as this approach will eliminate the need to roll out fibre optic line to every residence. Instead, operators need to install fibre optics to cell-site, and the customer receives broad band services via wire-less modems located in their residence or businesses. 5G has a lot of potential and will surely provide a lot of ease of services and fast internet access in the future.