In recent years, there has been increasing interest and speculation about the evolution of 5G, and 5G is expected to enter the real world in 2018. At the end of 2018, AT&T looks set to launch 5G mobile in many select markets. In addition, Verizon and Samsung partners, starting in Sacramento, California, will be introducing 5G in many cities. Although alternative operators T-Mobile and Sprint plan to enter the 5G field in 2019 and 2020. The White House’s National Security Report now lists 5G wireless services as an infrastructure priority.
So, what is 5G?
5G is the fifth generation of mobile technology-G represents the generation after the 4G standard introduced in 2010. The 5G specification was formally formulated in December 2017. Therefore, 5G will exceed the 4G standard 100 times in download and upload speed. In addition, with 5G, there are currently fewer latency issues in the network. The results of 5G will be faster, and connections will be more reliable, which will power the next emerging technology.
The meaning of 5G evolution
Internet of Things and self-driving cars
With the evolution of 5G, autonomous vehicles will become safer, more enjoyable and more efficient. 5G has low latency, allowing self-driving cars to be closely connected to other connected devices, such as smart city infrastructure traffic lights. As the number of connected devices increases, 5G will ease our current pressure on 4G networks. With the rapid transfer of vast amounts of data, the Internet of Things will become faster and more dynamic. Without sacrificing performance, 5G will connect more and more devices.
With the development of the mobile internet, mobile innovation will also change. With excellent AR and VR experiences, there will be mobile experiences that the previous generation of 4G technology does not support. Today’s smartphones are not in line with 5G, but with the introduction of technology, there will be a massive growth in equipment. In addition, ZTE has announced that the company will launch 5G-enabled mobile phones in late 2018 or early 2019. 4G is putting more and more pressure on connected devices, which will be alleviated by 5G technology.
This technology will first be used with fixed 5G, giving the home internet many advantages. The most surprising feature of 5G technology is that it does not involve the large and expensive investment required to install fibre optic cables. The 5G home internet will be completely wireless, allowing users to enjoy a worry-free internet experience.
After a long wait and deliberation, 5G will finally be launched at the end of 2018. We can be sure that some areas, such as autonomous vehicles, home internet and mobile innovation, will inevitably evolve with the evolution of 5G. In the long run, however, 5G will bring powerful innovations to the digital scene.