The next generation of wireless connectivity is almost here.
To really care about 5G, we need to know the impacts and the consequences. Moreover, entire globe has started paying attention towards the 5G. Please correct me, if I’m wrong. We heard sometimes, 5G gonna be the superfast. To me personally, using 5G is ultimately secondary. Knowing more about the 5G is matters most. I would love to know, how the user have curiosity upon 5G and what researcher/experts are saying about the 5G’s pros and cons. Let’s look forward and more about 5G.
Here are 5 the facts, I would like to share from fool website. Please click the source link to read the full article.
- 5G wireless will be available by 2020, or even a bit earlier. Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google, and AT&T (NYSE:T) are already testing 5G technologies right now. Google is testing solar-powered drones that can stay up in the sky for as long as five years and beam down 5G signals to users. AT&T and Verizon are taking a more traditional approach and are currently using 5G signals near their respective headquarters. Verizon says it will roll out tests in Boston, New York and San Francisco later this year.
- But there aren’t any set standards for 5G yet. The international wireless standards body, 3GPP, is still determine the specifications, along with Ericsson, Samsung, Nokia, Cisco Systems, and Verizon. The next generation of wave radio transmissions standards are likely to be set by 2018.
- 5G will be lightning fast. Verizon says that its 5G network will likely be 200 times faster than the 5Mbps speeds many of its users get on 4G LTE. That means 5G speeds will hit 1 Gbps, which is currently the fastest speed you can get from Google Fiber. At that rate, you’ll be able to download an HD movie in seven seconds. Speeds are expected to increase even higher than 1Gbps as well, as 5G evolves.
- 5G will likely be the next major fight for wireless carriers, and no one wants to be left out. The major U.S. carriers are all closing the gap on their 4G LTE coverage and speeds, which means they’ll likely latch onto their 5G networks to differentiate themselves. AT&T was dismissive about any type of 5G talk just a few months ago, but is now very open about its 5G plans. The company’s about-face shows just how much carriers don’t want to be seen as falling behind.
- 5G will cost more than 4G LTE connections, but probably not much more. According to research by the University of Bridgeport, carriers will likely keep costs around the same as they are now, but you’ll get much faster speeds. That’s because carriers reduce the price of data by a little bit each year. Huawei and Nokia believe 5G will cost more than 4G LTE, but say that the carriers won’t be able to charge too much more than the current rates.