Wednesday, 29 August 2018

What is 5G All About?

You may hear about a new cellular communications standard every decade or so. Recently, the latest standard is causing a lot of buzz in the wireless industry. Yes, we are talking about 5G or the 5th generation standard for encoding and transmitting data over radio waves.

So, what is this 5G and what makes people so interested in it? We shall see what is 5G all about in this article and clear the air about this latest technology set to change the face of mobile communication and Internet.

Overview: The Generation of Wireless Technology

It all began with 1G. The G stands for generation of wireless technology. 1G was the first wireless technology that defined the data transmission speed. It was supposed to be an analog cellular technology and began in the 1980’s. Soon, each new generation has led to a breakthrough in encoding methods or ‘air interfaces’. This has made the new generation incompatible with the previous generation. 

After 1G came the 2G technology. It included the CDMA, GSM, and TDMA. These were the first generation digital cellular technology. 2G was followed by 3G technology that introduced the world to EVDO, HSPA, and UMTS. 3G brought the speed of from 200 kbps down to few megabits/sec. Thus, setting base for the next generation wireless technology that is, 4G/LTE. It allowed high speed data transfer (hundreds of megabits per second) as well as better network for mobile communication.

We are now at the verge of the launch of 5G technology. It is expected to revolutionize the world of mobile communications and Internet. 5G is supposed to transmit 1 gigabit per second or even more.

What are the Advantages of 5G?

5G will bring forth many advantages and changes. It will not just improve the speed, capacity, and latency of network, but also help mobile operators to develop multiple virtual networks in a single physical network, that is, 5G network.

With this feature, mobile network connections will be able to support specific uses or Internet of Thing (IoT). For example, you can connect to a particular home appliance such as your home air conditioner or refrigerator wirelessly or even function self-driving without any glitches.

It will take several years before the 5G and services connection becomes a reality. However, it will help in generation and invention of new appliances as well new technologies for home, businesses, as well as industries and factories.

How Does 5G Work?

5G will require high-power and larger cell towers as compared to 4G. This is required for transmission of signals over longer distances. The 5G wireless signals will be transmitted via large numbers of small cell stations that are placed on light poles or terraces of high buildings or high rise towers. This is necessary as the millimeter wave spectrum band ranges from 30 GHz and 300 GHz on which the 5G depends on to provide high speeds. This band of spectrum can travel short distances and is affected by physical obstacles such as buildings or weather interferences.

Is 5G Ready to Reach Us?

5G has been vigorously pursued in four countries- the United States, South Korea, Japan, and China. The network operators from these countries are expected to spend billions of dollars for 5G capital expenses until year 2030.

5G requires 5G ready devices that can run on 5G network. It will be launched by the end of 2019 but will commercially available between 2020 and 2025. It is only by 2030 will 5G become a mainstream technology.

Types of 5G Services

There are two types of 5G services being developed by mobile operators. This includes:
  • 5G fixed a wireless broadband service that delivers internet access to homes and businesses. This is wireless connection that requires NRs in small cell sites near buildings that beam a signal to a receiver. This receiver is placed on rooftops nd windowsills. It will make it cheaper for the operators to deliver broadband services as they will no longer need fiber optic lines and cables.
  • 5G cellular services that delivers 5G cellular network. It is expected to roll out in 2019 or start of 2020 when 5G enabled devices are commercially available.

This is what 5G is all about. 5G will be launched by AT&T in 12 cities by the end of 2019. It will bring forth the focus to smarter and faster smartphones as well as creation of interesting and useful applications in the future. 5G will surely makes the future appear more interesting and exciting for us all.



Friday, 10 August 2018

How to Change Your Verizon Router Password

All devices from Verizon come with a default username and password. The default username and password is handwritten on a card for all FIOS devices. The password contains a combination of alphabets and numbers that is hard to remember. You end up wondering if it those are your lucky numbers and alphabets! Well, worry no more. Thankfully, there is a simple way to change the Verizon router gateway password. Read on and learn how to change your Verizon router password.

Changing the Gateway Password of a Verizon Device

Just follow the simple steps below and change the default password easily.

  1. You need to enter the IP address of the router in your browser. The default IP address is
  2. You will be asked to enter the username and password. The username is always admin. Enter the password you received on your router sticker.
  3. After you are logged in, go to the ‘Wireless Settings’ and from here navigate to the ‘Security’ menu.
  4. Here, search for ‘Change Password’.
  5. Enter a strong password that is unique to your device and easy to remember. Make sure you too use a combination of alphabets, numbers and special characters.
  6. Save the changes.

This is all you need to do to change your Verizon router password. It is always a good idea to change the default password as it help provide more security to your Wi-Fi network.



Sunday, 5 August 2018

When is 5G Arriving in the Market?

Is 5G Arriving This Year?

The superfast 5G network is impatiently awaited by many users as well as many businesses. The 5G is the 5th generation mobile network that is set to be faster than its preceding networks as well as open up a whole new world of mobile data in many counties.

Many networks are working full-speed to start changing their network technology to be compatible with 5G. Smartphone makers too are in the fray to launch the best phones compatible and supportive of 5G networks. So, is 5G arriving this year? Let’s find out about it.

When is 5G Arriving in the Market?

Many countries around the world are making an effort to launch 5G as soon as possible. These countries include South Korea, China, Japan, as well as the US. They plan to launch 5G network by 2018 or early 2019. However, it will reach the UK by 2020, according to the 5G strategy of the government as well as the network operators.

So, even if 5G is launched by 2020, it will not be until 2022 that is will have widespread coverage around the world.

Why is 5G the Most Talked about Network around the World?

5G has many benefits as it will be the fastest network ever. According to trade pundits, it will be at least 100 times faster. The current fastest network that is 4G or 4G+, LTE-A or 4.5G tend to deliver 300Mbit/s of download speed. Whereas 5G will offer a speed of 1GB/s (1000Mbit/S) or even closer to 1Gb/s of download speed.

So, downloading a full HD movie will be done before you snap your finger that is less than 10 seconds on a 5G network. The same movie will take about 10 minutes on a 4G network. 5G will have very less lag period when you are using your mobile phone or another compatible device. This lag or delay is in terms of milliseconds that are hardly detected by the user.

Thus, it could prove beneficial not just for online gaming, but when it comes to matter of life or death. This means it will help reduce delays in important things such as self-driving cars where a sec of delay could lead to a disaster.

It will not just be helpful in downloading large files and watching movies without buffering, but will help one with virtual and augmented reality technology. A car may have the ability to display satellite navigation projected on the cars windscreen or display targeted adverts on the window.

5G will make ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’ a reality as more and more everyday devices will be connected to the Internet. We may have drones that deliver the goods or help doctors perform critical surgeries from remote locations using medical robots or make factories more automated.
5G will require users to invest in a new smartphone that are 5G compatible. Also, 5G will be an expensive affair, thus, not many users will be able to instantly invest into it. However, 5G is getting closer to its official launch and soon will benefit millions of lives for the better.