1G: Mobile voice callsWhat is 5G?
2G: Mobile voice calls and SMS
3G: Mobile web browsing
4G: Mobile video consumption and higher data speed
5G: Technology to serve consumers and the digitalization of industries.
What exactly is 5G? We know that it’s faster, smarter, and better than what we had before. Without truly understanding what it means, we know we want it because we’re told to want it. Cellular companies tested their new generation of technology at the end of 2018. Since the major release of 5G, we’ve more and more about it. With technology integrated into our everyday lives, it’s easy to forget how it works in the first place. Words of advertisement tell us what to want, yet we must ask ourselves if we truly need it.
The question then remains, do you need 5G? If it’s important for you to have, then you should probably know what it is. It’s better to know if a trend truly fits you or if you’re using the trend to fit in. There are health concerns of 5G, but the effects of such innovation won’t show until decades from now. With all the speculation and hype of new technology, it’s exciting to be part of the innovated future. 5G release means more Internet of Things (IoT), and wireless capability for the future.
The G in this 5G means it’s a generation of wireless technology. While most generations have technically been defined by their data transmission speeds, each has also been marked by a break in encoding methods, or “air interfaces,” that make it incompatible with the previous generation.What Is 5G? By Sascha Segan
With any type of 5G connection, you’ll see faster network speeds, but the biggest changes will happen when carriers have all deployed high-frequency millimeter wave technology to tap radio wavelengths that have been unusable in the past.What is 5G Technology? By JERRY HILDENBRAND, JOE MARING and JASON ENGLAND