Discover 5G, the Future of Telecommunication

Published on 2021-02-18 15:41:40

What is 5G?

5G is the fifth generation of wireless network technology, designed to increase the speed, scope, and functionality of mobile technology far beyond that offered by 4G and 4G LTE.

 

How does 5G work?

Like 4g and 4G LTE, 5G uses cell sites that connect to cellular networks to send and receive data through radio waves. 5G differs in the type and variety of wavelengths used, including high-band, mid-band, and low-band millimeter-wave frequencies:

    • High-band millimeter-wave frequencies transmit more data in urban areas through multiple cell sites.
    • Mid-band millimeter-wave frequencies provide broader coverage than high-band, but less speed.
    • Low-band millimeter-wave frequencies have the greatest range and pass through obstacles better than high- and mid-band, producing a strong signal over hundreds of square miles.

 

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Benefits of 5G

What are the benefits of 5G? Businesses will transmit data much faster, providing real-time support to customers through interactive augmented reality and AI-driven apps. Consumers will have access to faster, high-quality communication, entertainment, purchasing, and gaming options.

5G will transform multiple industries and has military, law enforcement, and medical applications. Smart city grids will monitor energy use, firefighters will use augmented reality to see through smoke,  and surgeons will perform remote operations. 5G also makes true self-driving vehicles possible.

How can I get 5G?

“How can I get 5G?” is a question we hear all the time. To take advantage of 5G, all you need is a 5G phone. Explore our selection of 5G phones and take your first steps into a faster, more powerful wireless world.

5G vs. 4G vs. 4G LTE

5G is currently 25 times faster than 4G, with speeds expected to rise to over 100 times faster as 5G technology improves. Faster data speed greatly reduces latency time, the delay between when a cell station receives and sends a signal. 5G networks manage significantly more wireless devices than 4G networks, improving the functionality of the Internet of Things and mobile devices. 4G LTE provides greater range and reliability but slower speeds than 4G. 5G will transmit larger amounts of data with greater speed than 4G LTE.

5G FAQs

Will 5G replace 4G?

5G will eventually be the industry standard, but that moment is years away. For the present, 4G and 5G networks will coexist, and all 5G phones and devices support 4G networks.

Will 5G replace WiFi?

The short answer is no. While 5G provides a solution when WiFi is too slow or not available, 5G is not expected to replace WiFi.

Is 5G safe?

While there have been concerns about 5G’s effect on health (as there were with 4G, 3G, and even radio), no evidence supports the claim that 5G harms health.

Want more information on the benefits of 5G, available 5G networks, or the latest 5G phones? Drop by your local GoWireless store for answers and access to this revolutionary new wireless technology!