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.

References:

1.https://5g.co.uk/guides/what-is-5g/
2.https://www.techradar.com/news/5g-networks-still-set-to-arrive-this-year
3.https://www.wired.co.uk/article/what-is-5g-launch-date-mobile-networks-uk

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