What is 5G? Just a few decades back people had no idea of what the internet was. Alternatively, if there could ever be a way to make communication, downloading and researching so easy. People had no clue if they could connect with people thousands of miles away or if searching some content would ever be as fast as the blink of an eye.
However, the technological progression has led to the development and advancement of a source which not only connects people all across the world but also makes researching easy. Yes, we are talking about the internet. The most significant source which helps people communicate easily, allows you to search for different content, helps in promoting your businesses and gives you various platforms (Facebook, Instagram and YouTube) to showcase your work.
Beginning from the copper-wire internet sources to the 5G wireless sources, the journey of internet development and advancement has been quite long. The scientists and engineers have worked for almost a decade now to develop the superfast 5G internet facility.
The question which pops up in our mind is;
What is 5G after all? How is it different from the other ones? What changes will it bring to the internet?
Well, if you want answers to all these questions as well, then stay connected. Here is everything you need to know about the internet.
What is 5G?
5G is the next generation net connectivity, which is not only offering a faster internet speed but also provides reliable networks on smartphones and other devices like tablets and laptops.
With the leading-edge network technology and thorough research, 5G is guaranteed to be 20 times faster than the previous network services. According to the studies, the download speed of a 5G network is expected to be around 1GBps, which shows how advanced the 5G internet will be.
How does it work?
Several innovative technologies are being applied, but the standards for all the 5G protocols haven’t been hammered till now.
The two types of frequencies, higher and lower both work differently. The higher frequency bands which are 3.5GHz to 26GHz and more have higher capacity, while the ones with briefer wavelength indicate that the range is lower. This means that the shorter wavelengths can be easily blocked when any physical object comes in the way.
If we compare it to the 4G network, the 5G internet network is almost three times faster and gives impeccable download speed. Since the new and advanced technologies are being used to develop and enhance the 5G network, therefore, the effectiveness of the signals and connections will be better as well.
What can you expect?
With the robust development of the underway and test-beds, the 5G network is expected to launch all over the world by 2020. It is already working alongside 3G and 4G network technologies to facilitate us with the fastest internet so that we can stay online whenever we want, wherever we want.
Since the 5G network is 5 to 10 times faster than the 3G and 4G, therefore, downloading speed will eventually increase as well. After the launch of 5G networks, the users will be able to download in seconds. Sounds amazing right?
When is it rolling out on all UK network providers?
Most of the states and cities in the US will be able to access 5G internet services later in 2019 or 2020. However, the coverage still seems a little patchy because of which it had to be moved around in different masts to attain its top speed. However, 1GBps speed was obtained quite consistently.
Talking about 5G in London, we can say it kind of a variegated bag. The speed calculated in different areas varied from 200Mbps to 550 Mbps. Even though it is a little less than the rate in the US, but the overall rate is still quite higher than the 4G networks.
The 5G networks will be initially commenced on sub-6GHz frequency, mainly between the range 3.4 and 3.6GHz, which is quite higher than the 4G which operates between the range of 800MH and 2.6 GHz in the UK.
It is quite evident that the carrying capacity will be higher automatically if the frequency is higher. Thus, the internet speed will be faster as well.
Initially, the 5G network in the UK will be launched in some significant places like Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Belfast and Edinburgh. Besides, later this year, it will also spread across Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham, Coventry and Bristol. This indicates that significant parts of the UK will have the 5G facilities by the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020.
How will it change?
This brand new radio technology will offer a massively higher speed initially. This is mainly because most of the network operators will use it as a way to enhance the capacity of the already existing 4G LTE to assure a persistent service.
Will you need a brand new phone?
When the 4G networks have introduced the smartphones developed and manufactured were also the ones which were compatible with the system. However, the phones were designed before the entire infrastructure for the 4G network was laid. Because of this, the customers started to believe that they were paying more for an unreliable service.
However, this time, the phone manufacturers will probably not make the same mistake again. The 5G cellphones will only be launched when the network is all set for use, which is most likely to be by the end of the year (2019). Thus a relatively stable service is expected to be launched in a couple of months.
Thus, this superfast connectivity, along with impeccable services, will soon become quite common for use. The incredibly faster internet service will cost almost £5 more than 4G, that means nearly £54 month for the duration of 24 months with the data of 10 GB. Even though the price might seem higher, but honestly, it is worth it.
This is everything you need to know about the soon-to-launch 5G network services. To know more, stay tuned.
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