With mobile network technology evolving from 2G to 3G, 4G then 5G, faster speeds are now possible to the mobile network from your device. In simple terms, the higher the “G” – occasionally visible up in the corner of your mobile device – the faster your device’s connection to the mobile network. With the lowest data rates for 2G and the highest possible at 5G. The “G”, representing the generation of mobile network. Where each subsequent one is an upgrade of its predecessor, providing faster rates, connectivity and reliability. The 1G connection let us talk to each other, 2G brought short message service, 3G broadband access with internet connectivity and 4G (LTE) faster connectivity with advanced application features for mobile devices.
5G, the generation which is currently in plasma state, and about to crystallise, by march 2020, would transform everything with a wireless connection, from the mobile device to equipment with an IOT gateway. It will present speed of up to 20 Gb/s over the wireless network, which is 100 to 200 times faster than 4G , which has speeds of up to 10 to 20 Mb/s. A bit like streaming one Netflix in HD to streaming up to 400 at the same time. The most difference, that 5G would make, comes from its very low latency. At a transmission rate of 5 GHz, the delay between the transmitter and the receiver, known as latency decreases. For 4G this is about 100 to 200 ms, while in humans this reaction time is 200 to 300 ms. But 5G will reduce latency to 1 ms, which is essentially real time. Meaning that we can use 5G to replace real time interactions, such as characters control, distance communication between people and objects without lag on either side. You can put on a head set and fly a drone, drive a car a distance away or let a trained algorithm do the driving for you.
The big breaks of 5G would be a network of drones, self driving cars, trains, equipment and home devices, consistently sending data between each other and communicating decisions they make in real time. Mobile phones would become remote control devices for performing surgeries, controlling robots, automating homes and driving vehicles. This being the field within which Phanerus Technologies plays, as a company active in the mobile device computing and telecom space. The prospects of our business have become better and up coming products, from Phanerus Technologies, will rely on the latest network standards. While simplifying so many processes and procedures for the end user in the field of mobile communication, Phanerus would create innovations in technology which will change the way we use our mobile device.
5G, would bring shorter waves and higher frequencies, meaning that signals would only travel short distances, 300 meters, unlike 4G signals which travel as far as 4 kilometers. It will easily get attenuated by bad weather, such as rain but can become more realizable with the building of more transmitters. Up to one transmitter each 100 meters in every direction. This type of antenna density, also means that you can pack more devices into that area. A 4G network, typically, can allow connectivity to up to 1 million devices in a 500 square km area, however 5G will, allow connectivity to 1 million devices within a 1 square km area. Meaning 5G has the backbone to connect an environment with high device ubiquity, encouraging the Internet of Things (IOT) within an urban area.