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August 17, 2020

5G Network: How It Can be Used

The latest generation of mobile networks, 5G, which is expected to connect all industries by 2025.

Today we will talk about the recently released generation of mobile networks, the 5G. After 4 generations of continuous improvement, we have reached a step in where the changes from generation to generation are exponential. This network has big promises and futuristic advances.  

5G delivers higher data speed, low latency, higher reliability, an expanded network capacity, more availability and it connects new industries.

5G is currently being used in a couple of services. Mobile broadbands, communications, and IoT. This network is so advanced that it will even support technology not yet developed.

Where can 5G be used?

  1. 5G can be used in smartphones, to improve connection services.
  2. Faster AR and VR.
  3. Remote control infrastructure
  4. Vehicles
  5. Medicine
  6. IoT

5G is already working on some of these sectors and will expand as it launched in January 2020. It will connect services powerfully and with low-cost solutions. 

Before 5G we count with 4 generations, 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G. in 1980, 1G delivered voice over the network. Analog voice. In 1990 2G brought digital voice. In 2000 3G brought mobile data. In 2010 4G brought a jump in mobile broadband. In 2020, 5G is here to impact in all services.

As we see, the distance of time between generations is constant and steady. 10 years between each generation. Each generation makes a quantum jump in network improvement and in features to improve the daily life of its users.

5G delivers data at ultimate speed rates. It delivers up to 20 Gbps based on the IMT-2020. The systems achieve 7.5 Gbps in downlink data rates. As we can see, the data rates are the fastest yet developed, but that is not the only thing that provides. The network capacity expanded into a new spectrum, named mmWave.

The latency, or time taken to respond to requests over the network, has decreased immensely. 3G networks had a latency of 100 milliseconds, 4G 30 milliseconds, and 5G 1 millisecond. This low latency brings new horizons at the time of running technology through a network.  

Unlike previous generations, 5G will work together with 4G until it becomes a standalone network. This is an intelligent move, as not every device supports 5G yet. 4G LTE is still a powerful network and allows millions of users worldwide to surface the web and make calls at an incredible speed.  

5G is just a couple of months old into the market and will improve with time and development. We are not yet seeing the full potential and efficiency of the technology, but we know the potential, and that's inspiring.

The thought of connecting services to the network and to connect multiple sectors will make the world a smart place.

Many developers are interested in the potential of 5G for IoT purposes. Imagine a world of machines that are connected by themselves. No human intervention while running. We are looking at a second industrial revolution. Businesses and entire industries will be transformed.

5G consists of two networks. The Radio Access Network and the Core Network. The Radio Network consists of small cells and towers that connect systems and devices to the core network.

Small cells are not as powerful as towers, but the sum of all cells is much more powerful. It will be one of the main features of the 5G network. To provide a good connection, they will be distributed close to where users require connection.

There are also Macro Cells. These antennas have more capacity to send and receive data simultaneously. More people can connect to the network, without taking away power from the network. More users doesn't mean less speed.

On the other hand, the Core Network is the network that processes mobile voice, data, and internet connection. 5G's core network is being redesigned so that it can be integrated with the cloud.

Virtualization in 5G is the ability to perform network functions in real-time at any network location all without leaving the cloud infrastructure. Businesses that use firewalls and end to end encryption can now operate on a virtual machine. 5G and virtualization is the perfect combination so businesses can develop and integrate their applications at a faster rate to the network.  

In conclusion, 5G, the fifth generation of network connectivity has recently been launched after years of planning and expectation. It's expected to make the world a smarter place by 2025. The network is already running but it doesn’t replace 4G, it works with it. As many network providers have to update their technology and many users don’t have access yet to the network, we can consider it to be in a beta stage. It is publicly launched, but only a small fraction of people can use it. The network aims to revolutionize many sectors, but overall, to connect them all. Most developers show interest in the impact of 5G on IoT, as they think it will allow machines to communicate with each other without human intervention.

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Lucas Bonder
Technical Writer
Lucas is an Entrepreneur, Web Developer, and Article Writer about Technology.

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DevelopersAugust 17, 2020
5G Network: How It Can be Used
The latest generation of mobile networks, 5G, which is expected to connect all industries by 2025.

Today we will talk about the recently released generation of mobile networks, the 5G. After 4 generations of continuous improvement, we have reached a step in where the changes from generation to generation are exponential. This network has big promises and futuristic advances.  

5G delivers higher data speed, low latency, higher reliability, an expanded network capacity, more availability and it connects new industries.

5G is currently being used in a couple of services. Mobile broadbands, communications, and IoT. This network is so advanced that it will even support technology not yet developed.

Where can 5G be used?

  1. 5G can be used in smartphones, to improve connection services.
  2. Faster AR and VR.
  3. Remote control infrastructure
  4. Vehicles
  5. Medicine
  6. IoT

5G is already working on some of these sectors and will expand as it launched in January 2020. It will connect services powerfully and with low-cost solutions. 

Before 5G we count with 4 generations, 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G. in 1980, 1G delivered voice over the network. Analog voice. In 1990 2G brought digital voice. In 2000 3G brought mobile data. In 2010 4G brought a jump in mobile broadband. In 2020, 5G is here to impact in all services.

As we see, the distance of time between generations is constant and steady. 10 years between each generation. Each generation makes a quantum jump in network improvement and in features to improve the daily life of its users.

5G delivers data at ultimate speed rates. It delivers up to 20 Gbps based on the IMT-2020. The systems achieve 7.5 Gbps in downlink data rates. As we can see, the data rates are the fastest yet developed, but that is not the only thing that provides. The network capacity expanded into a new spectrum, named mmWave.

The latency, or time taken to respond to requests over the network, has decreased immensely. 3G networks had a latency of 100 milliseconds, 4G 30 milliseconds, and 5G 1 millisecond. This low latency brings new horizons at the time of running technology through a network.  

Unlike previous generations, 5G will work together with 4G until it becomes a standalone network. This is an intelligent move, as not every device supports 5G yet. 4G LTE is still a powerful network and allows millions of users worldwide to surface the web and make calls at an incredible speed.  

5G is just a couple of months old into the market and will improve with time and development. We are not yet seeing the full potential and efficiency of the technology, but we know the potential, and that's inspiring.

The thought of connecting services to the network and to connect multiple sectors will make the world a smart place.

Many developers are interested in the potential of 5G for IoT purposes. Imagine a world of machines that are connected by themselves. No human intervention while running. We are looking at a second industrial revolution. Businesses and entire industries will be transformed.

5G consists of two networks. The Radio Access Network and the Core Network. The Radio Network consists of small cells and towers that connect systems and devices to the core network.

Small cells are not as powerful as towers, but the sum of all cells is much more powerful. It will be one of the main features of the 5G network. To provide a good connection, they will be distributed close to where users require connection.

There are also Macro Cells. These antennas have more capacity to send and receive data simultaneously. More people can connect to the network, without taking away power from the network. More users doesn't mean less speed.

On the other hand, the Core Network is the network that processes mobile voice, data, and internet connection. 5G's core network is being redesigned so that it can be integrated with the cloud.

Virtualization in 5G is the ability to perform network functions in real-time at any network location all without leaving the cloud infrastructure. Businesses that use firewalls and end to end encryption can now operate on a virtual machine. 5G and virtualization is the perfect combination so businesses can develop and integrate their applications at a faster rate to the network.  

In conclusion, 5G, the fifth generation of network connectivity has recently been launched after years of planning and expectation. It's expected to make the world a smarter place by 2025. The network is already running but it doesn’t replace 4G, it works with it. As many network providers have to update their technology and many users don’t have access yet to the network, we can consider it to be in a beta stage. It is publicly launched, but only a small fraction of people can use it. The network aims to revolutionize many sectors, but overall, to connect them all. Most developers show interest in the impact of 5G on IoT, as they think it will allow machines to communicate with each other without human intervention.

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Lucas is an Entrepreneur, Web Developer, and Article Writer about Technology.

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