The 5G, the new mobile connectivity technology, is also coming to India. Currently available only in some Indian cities, it is still in an experimental phase. However, the 5G network will be a real revolution in the connection sector. Today we will go to discover the reasons that will lead the 5G connection to further advance man and, therefore, the advantages and disadvantages of 5G.
5G: what Is It And What Are Its Characteristics?
The 5G is the fifth generation of mobile technology. It was created with the aim of implementing the quality of the mobile network and increasing speed, improving wireless services, and reducing latency, that is the response time of a device to the network. More than an evolution of previous existing networks, the 5G network is a completely different way of conceiving the mobile network.
In fact, it is based on a different communication technology than the current 4G network: 5G provides better coverage, with special 5G antennas, different frequencies, and data transmission methods. These improvements have been conceived and developed precisely to meet the new needs of users, who increasingly need to connect the so-called intelligent objects, i.e. devices that form the so-called Internet of Things, such as appliances or cars, to a stable and performing.
Advantages And Disadvantages Of 5G: What Could They Be?
Like all new technologies, however, 5G technology also has positive characteristics and others that, on the other hand, could cause concern. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of 5G? As for the advantages, certainly, a network of this type, which is based on a different system of decomposition into cells and receivers, allows to:
- manage a greater quantity of devices connected at the same time: currently, in fact, the 4G network can manage from 1,000 to 100,000 connected devices per km², while with 5G networks it will be possible to manage over a million simultaneously;
- obtain a higher speed in data transmission: it is estimated, in fact, that 5G mobile networks can theoretically transmit data up to 10 Gigabit per second (Gbit / s), a speed 10 times higher than the 4G network;
- optimize and reduce the energy consumption of devices connected to the network by about 90%: 5G, in fact, does not use the hardware of smartphones or devices to work but a special system of 5G antennas, which leads to significant energy savings for each device.
As regards, however, any disadvantages, since it is a network still in the experimental phase, it is impossible to define with certainty all the possible problems. However, it is now possible to rule out any harmful health effects. The 5G network, in fact, has a more articulated and complex organization system in cells than the current one but uses a lower power signal, which reduces the risk of damage in case of excessive exposure to the network.
What is certain, however, is that the advantages of 5G they will be found in different fields of application. It will not only be the normal use of users that will benefit but also, and above all, the use of connections in the corporate and public sphere, which will lead to being able to offer better services in less time.