Since 2019, 5G smartphones were started to produce and they were predicted to use widely this year, in 2020. Indeed, many countries have offered the 5G connection to support those devices. But if you are still wondering, what is actually 5G or 5G technology is? The letter G here refers to the word Generation. So, 5G is the fifth generation of wireless cellular technology.
Currently, most smartphones and other devices still only support 4G technology. Well, it is although some of them claim to have 4.5G or whatever, all of them are still included in 4G. It even needs some years to implement the 5G thing. Sure, becoming the latest technology to be widely used by people, 5G offers some benefits compared with the predecessor. What are those benefits?
Of course, 5G is faster than 4G; it is even much faster. 5G technology brings you a faster internet connection up to 100 times than 4G. It is more than enough to stream video of 8K or downloads a 3D movie only in 3 seconds. The technology can work that way because the network walks in an airwave with a super-high frequency. Consequently, the speed is faster and bandwidth to carry is more.
Unfortunately, it is said that the 5G network still cannot penetrate the wall well. This is how this technology is implemented slowly in which many wireless companies need to install a thousand or even a million towers in a city. Based on this fact also, 5G technology is still said as the complement of 4G.
A Better Connection
The 5G network lessens pauses often happening between the device and the server. Current networks need some split seconds to send and receive communications between the device and network. Indeed, those split seconds are a very short period of time. But for devices that communicate actively, it may cause problems. Moreover, it is when you want to browse or download big files like virtual-reality games or HD videos.
The absence of pauses, known also as the zero latency, enables your device to process information by themselves without too much depending on the server. Not only is it about your smartphone performance but also 5G technology is precious for many sectors like health, education, robotic technology, and more.
A Better Access to Cloud
5G networks also function as a cloud server that does many computations and savings independently. It enables the technology to create its own storage as well as saving more power and space in a device.
Currently, the data center is located in only one spot or location. The farther the device from the data center, there are more times needed to access. This is how 5G technology is very beneficial for this matter. Yes, 5G networks bring the data center to be closer to the device as well as helping them to access information faster.