What is 5g? Everything You Need to Know About 5G Networks

Everything You Need to Know About 5G Networks

Almost 2/3's of mobile operators plan to launch standalone 5G networks in 2022 and 2023. But to be very precise, we will be using 4G networks for another 5-6 years. Confused? Actually, these 5G networks will be rolled out for specific usage as of now. In the end, we are still shifting to 5G networks so let's have a look at what will be the benefits of 5G network, How it's different from the 4G networks, When 5G will come to India, and do I need a new phone if I want 5G?

What is 5G? 

5G is the 5th generation mobile network which is considered as the fifth generation of mobile Internet. The speed of 5G will be much higher than the current internet speed. So that the big data can be easily downloaded and uploaded. Its reach will be much greater and better than the current mobile internet.
5G network technology will deliver multi-Gbps data speeds, low latency, low data packets loss, less call drop, more reliability, massive network capacity, increased availability, and the best user experience. This technology will be an example of better use of the radio spectrum in its entirety and it will be possible to connect multiple devices to the Internet simultaneously.

What are the benefits of the 5G network?

5G technology benefits

1. Lan Fogg, who is associated with OpenSignal, a mobile data analytics company, says, "Whatever we are able to do today with our mobiles, we will be able to do it faster and better. The quality of the video will increase, high-speed internet will make the city smart." and there will be many more that we just can't imagine.

2. With the 5G network, you can imagine downloading a high-definition movie in a minute or two.

3. Imagine relief and rescue operations involving a flock of drones, or maybe highly trained drones and robot firefighters, traffic is being monitored by drones that are wireless, as well as continuing with the contact of ground control centers.

4. Self-driving cars will also be able to communicate better with each other and will be able to share data related to traffic and maps live. The medical facility will get better and more will happen, which will change our world.

Self drive car with 5g technology

How 5G network will work

1. Many new technologies will be used, but not all protocols of 5G have been decided yet.

2. It will work on high-frequency bands, from 3.5GHz to 26GHz or even more. Wavelengths in this frequency band are small. But the problem is that the small wavelength can be easily stopped.

3. In such a situation, in order to transmit this millimeter wave, cell phone towers would have to be placed at lower altitudes, which would be closer to each other.

4. For this, many transmitters will have to be installed, which will cost more and telecom companies will start it in India only by thinking about investment and benefits.

How 5g Network will work

How it's different from the 4G network?

This will be completely different from 4G technology as it works on new radio technology. Although it is not decided whether it will work initially at its original speed or not, as it all depends on the investment and infrastructure of the telecom companies. Currently, the highest speed on 4G is possible up to 45 Mbps. The chipmaker company Qualcomm estimates that 5G technology can achieve 10 to 20 times more speed than this.

When 5G will come to India

5G is launched in 2020 in most countries. Some companies in Qatar also say that they have launched this service, South Korea has also started this service in 2021.

But it may take too long to get 5G in India. Telecom expert Ashutosh Sinha believes that Indian companies may refrain from making the huge investments required for this new technology. He says, "The Indian telecom market has become extremely competitive. Companies are not able to make a profit. In such a situation it will be challenging for companies to invest in new technology.".
Mr. Sinha says, "One aspect of this is whether customers will be able to pay more money. In the Indian market, customers are getting 4G data at very cheap prices. In this case, they will spend more on 5G or Not, it will be a matter of view."

Do I need a new phone if I want 5G?

Yes, you will need to get a new mobile phone that supports 5G if you want to use the 5G network. New phones can be run without a SIM, many companies are working on new technology.