All You Need To Know About 5G Technology
5G is the technology called to revolutionize the world as we know it. After years of development, it has begun to emerge commercially, and coinciding with this take-off its presence has multiplied. A role to which the US veto of Huawei has also contributed , which has highlighted the geopolitical importance of this technology worldwide.
South Korea launched the world’s first 5G telephony network in April, practically on par with some cities in the United States.
5G is going to be a very profound change in all areas of our lives. These are some of the great doubts that this technology raises:
What Are The Main Novelties Of 5G?
The big difference between 5G and previous generations of mobile connectivity is that it brings three new capabilities:
– A bandwidth and network speed much higher than the current ones (up to a hundred times, when fully developed).
– A very fast response time in the network – latency, the response time when sending and receiving data packets, which is below a millisecond.
– A much lower energy consumption , which will allow the deployment of sensors that will not require electrical power and whose useful life can be several years.
What Will A Much Higher Bandwidth And Speed Mean?
It will make possible processes unimaginable today, which involve huge volumes of data. For example, content in 8K resolution can be downloaded and viewed instantly with total fluency .
In the multimedia field, the possibilities will skyrocket, covering a wide variety of aspects of our lives, from entertainment to professional or educational environments. Not to mention how communication will change.
Chatting applications that create avatars that react in real time from the user’s image , video platforms to simultaneously watch in “streaming” the games of several users playing a video game or a “dating simulator” that uses virtual reality are just some of the 5G utilities that can already be seen today .
The augmented reality and virtual reality are called to become regular elements of people.
And Lower Latency?
Latency will be essential for some applications that will come in the future and that will require extreme immediacy , such as automated driving or aspects related to safety. Thanks to this minimum latency, the response time will be immediate, and will make it possible, for example, to fully develop applications such as telemedicine, with highly precise remote surgical operations. The industry will be another of the sectors that will experience a true revolution, with completely robotized factories.
And A Lower Energy Consumption?
This aspect will enable a hyper-connected world with billions of sensors constantly emitting and receiving information. For this reason, the 5G infrastructure is being designed to be able to effectively support this flood of connected devices , which will require very low latency and which will have to coexist with others that require high bandwidth.
The 5G network will be flexible enough to provide the same service to these hundreds of billions of devices.
What Is The Internet of Things?
Closely related to the previous aspect, the so-called “Internet of Things” (IoT, from the English Internet of Things ) will create an ultra- connected world. Multiple aspects of reality will be interconnected through the 5G network. There will be sensors in the fridge that indicate when products are running out and need to be replaced, to drones or cars capable of transporting passengers without the need for pilots.
The homes, workplaces or cities are completely sensorizarán, with infinite uses. For example, when looking for a car park, drivers will automatically know where there is a free spot. A system similar to that found in some public car parks, but even more advanced and with the information received inside the car itself. Or sensors in the body that will inform in real time of possible health problems.
How Much Is Left Ahead Until Its Total Implantation?
The calendar that they manage from the National 5G Observatory is that in the first half of 2021 users will already be able to have a very wide range of 5G phones to choose from, as well as different plans to take advantage of.
As for 5G deployed as a support for the Internet of Things and as low latency networks, there really is no need to wait. Because we do not depend on a telephone, we have the essential components and chips. And that depends on the operators, companies or cities that want to start it up. You can go as fast as they want.
” Applications in health, or in logistics, or a 5G linked to robotics for industrial use, linked to communications within a factory . You can start thinking about that now. “