5G Network

What is 5G Network? Is it time to upgrade your mobile?

Networking

What is 5G Network?

5G is a next-generation (fifth-generation) high-speed Mobile network connection, that replaces our 4G LTE network connections. 5G gives you more speed compared to 4G or 3G, and 5G is the fifth-generation wireless technology for digital cellular networks. 5G is a fast network connection, and it's made for IoT(Internet of Things), autonomous vehicles, improved internet speeds, remote device control, healthcare, etc.

5G Network

Tech companies promising a lot about 5G network connection. 5G made for providing 10GB/s (Gbps), which means 5G is 100x faster then 4G. Let's create a table for 2G/3G/4G/5G speeds :

GenerationTop Speed
2G0.3MB/s
3G42MB/s
4G1GB/S
5G10GB/s

5G has ultra-low latency to deliver more instantaneous. In 5G, the "air latency" in equipment shipping in 2019 is 8–12ms (milliseconds). 1–4ms will be extremely rare for years.

5G is not only about enhancing mobile broadband services but also about enabling a wide range of applications and services that go beyond traditional smartphone use. It forms a critical foundation for the connectivity of smart cities, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, healthcare applications, and more.

Time upgrade your mobile?

5G is already coming but really we need to upgrade to our mobile phones (4G to 5G)?, wait, first, we need to check availability by country-wise, If Internet operators or providers already start 5G connections in your country then you can upgrade your mobile.

After check country availability now let's talk about device comfortability. If you want to use the 5G network then you must buy a 5G network comfortable mobile. Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, the first smartphone able to connect to 5G networks. By October 2019, the number of announced 5G devices had risen to 129, across 15 form factors, from 56 vendors.

4G vs 5G:

Here's a side-by-side comparison of some key technical aspects of 4G and 5G:

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Technical Aspect4G (LTE)5G
Data RatesUp to 1 Gbps (download), 100 Mbps (upload)Several gigabits per second (potentially)
LatencyAround 30 millisecondsUltra-low latency, potentially 1 millisecond
Frequency BandsPrimarily below 6 GHzLow-band, mid-band (1-6 GHz), high-band or mmWave (above 24 GHz)
Network ArchitectureCentralized with core network and distributed base stationsMore decentralized with network slicing for customized networks
MIMO Configuration2x2 or 4x4Massive MIMO with a larger number of antennas
BeamformingBasic techniquesAdvanced beamforming, including beam steering
Channel CodingTurbo codes, LDPCPolar codes for improved efficiency
ApplicationsMobile broadband, video streamingEnhanced mobile broadband, IoT, critical communication, AR/VR, autonomous vehicles

Note: Please note that these are general characteristics, and the actual performance of 5G networks can vary based on deployment strategies, available spectrum, and other factors.

Category: Networking

on: 01 Jan 2020

on: 28 Mar 2023

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