5G technology is set to take over the world and herald in a new age of the internet.
With speeds up to four times faster than 4G technology, the advantages of 5G are limitless. Increased website traffic and faster download speeds are just the tips of a very big iceberg. Imagine a world where robotic surgeries are performed remotely, in real-time, and smart roadways are built to eliminate traffic deaths. With 5G coverage, the impossible is possible.
5G technology: the origin
G is for “generation,” as in next-generation wireless technology. Depending on which generation you actually grew up in, you’ve lived through 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE technologies. From old-school analog cell phones to sleek smartphones, you’ve seen it all: the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. But for modern consumers, the benefits of 5G technology simply cannot be ignored.
With 5G technology being so buzzworthy and igniting a couple of turf wars, the future looks bright. While the origins of 5G cannot be explicitly nailed down, both the USA and South Korea claim bragging rights. However, there has been a definitive evolution of 5G thanks to the combined efforts of organizations like ITU, 3GPP, ETSI, and GSMA leading the pack. With an estimated $12 trillion to be earned across diverse enterprises, as spectators salivate over the hotly-anticipated 5G rollout, it’s no wonder that the race to claim “first dibs” is on!
We’ll be taking a look at low latency, peer-to-peer (P2P) communications, and web apps in this section.
Known as “lag,” latency is the time between accessing an event and the response to it. Low latency is the coveted, almost instantaneous, response that makes everything from gaming to downloading videos a cinch. A large file, for example, that would take over 25+ hours to download with 3G technology takes fewer than four seconds to download with 5G.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) communications
5G will revolutionize P2P and eliminate the need for servers altogether. You’ll be able to easily transfer data between devices in a matter of seconds. Put simply, 5G will allow your peers to download just as fast as you can upload in real time.
Whet your appetite with 5G and indulge in instant downloads to amplify your life. Based on cloud technology, you can forego space-chomping downloads and stream on-demand.