What is 5G?
5G is the fifth generation of mobile technology, following on from 4G before it and 3G before that, and like the jump from 3G to 4G, you will see far high download and upload speeds on 5G than on any of the technologies that came before.
For IoT (Internet of Things), 5G will play an important role in supporting new high speed IoT applications such as 4K CCTV cameras and control of drones. A new opportunity enabled by 5G is critical IoT applications requiring unparalleled reliability (99.999%) and extremely low latency (1 ms minimum). Example IoT applications include connected vehicles, health equipment and industrial applications such as remote control of machines.
Key Features of 5G Technology
Faster Speeds, Much Faster
Average speeds of between 130-240Mbps, with peak speeds of around 5Gbps
Super low latency allows things to respond almost instantly
5G spectrum offers greater capacities allowing for larger number of devices being connected at high speeds
Less dropouts even in busy places/times improving quality of service
Greater use of network slicing allowing the ability to create virtual networks for different needs.
With its high speed and low latency, data will move much faster, enabling real-time application such as augmented reality and virtual reality. With higher capacity, it also allows more devices to be connected at once. 5G is creating new business and IoT opportunities. Services such as remote robotic surgery in Healthcare and autonomous public and private transportation will become more efficient and secure.