There has been an increased interest and speculation in the evolution of 5G in the recent years, further this year in 2018 it is expected 5G will come into the real scene. By the end of 2018, AT & T seems to launch mobile 5G to plenty of selected markets. Further, starting with Sacramento, CA a lot of cities will be introduced to fixed 5G as Verizon partners with Samsung. While the alternative carriers, T-Mobile and Sprint are in plans to get into the 5G scene by 2019 and 2020. In a National Security Report published by The White House, 5G Wireless service is now included as an infrastructure priority.
So, what is 5G?
5G is the 5th Cellular Technology Generation – the G stands as the generation, which follows, the 4G standard that was introduced in 2010. In December 2017, a formal standard was established which lays specification for 5G. So, 5G, when it is about the download and upload speed, will surpass 4G standards by 100 times. Further with 5G, there will be less latency problem existing currently in the network. 5G results will be faster, and the connectivity will be more reliable which will advance the next coming technology.
Implication of the 5G evolution
- IoT & Autonomous Cars
With the evolution of 5G, the autonomous cars will be more safe, enjoyable, and efficient. 5G has low latency which will allow the autonomous cars to be closely linked with other connected devices, like smart city infrastructure – traffic lights, etc. 5G will simplify the stress we are currently putting on 4G networks with the increasing number of connected devices. IoT will be much more fast and dynamic as there will be a speedy transfer of massive data volumes. Without sacrificing the performance, 5G will connect more and more devices.
- Mobile Innovation
As quick as the mobile Internet will be, there will be an evolution in mobile innovation too. With superior AR & VR experiences, there will be not seen or not heard before mobile experiences which are not supported by the current generation 4G technology. The present-day smartphone is not aligned to 5G, but as the technology rolls out, there will be tremendous growth in the devices as well. Further ZTE has already announced that the company will be bringing 5G compatible phones by the end of 2018 or 2019's start. 4G has the strain of increasingly connected devices which will be alleviated by the 5G technology.
- Home Internet
The technology will first be in the play with fixed 5G so the Home Internet will enjoy a lot of benefits. The most amazing features of the 5G technology are that it doesn't involve a lot of costly investment in the way it is required for installing the fibre optics cable. The 5G Home Internet will be entirely wireless, letting users enjoy hassle-free Internet experiences.
- The Future
After a lot of wait and consideration 5G is sure to roll out by the end of this year 2018. We can identify that some of the areas like autonomous cars, Home Internet and Mobile Innovation are bound to evolve with the 5G evolution. However, thing for a long-term, 5G will be bringing powering innovations in the digital scenario.