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5G Network

5G Network

5G networks are the next big thing in mobile internet connectivity. After almost a decade of development, it has finally become a reality in some areas. It offers an unprecedented transmission speed that far surpasses its predecessor, 4G. And since we’re talking gigabytes per second transfer rate, 5G is actually faster than virtually any home broadband available.

Although it’s not just a simple, though tremendous, upgrade in speed that 5G brings. It’s also going to make leaps and bounds to the technology of smart devices. What was once only done through computers can now be done in smart devices as well. Furthermore, IoT gadgets will be able to interconnect more smoothly. Also, things that require complex operations are now achievable. This includes drones, autonomous cars, and smart cities.

The biggest drawback of the 5G network is it’s still far from being complete. It’s also available only in certain countries and areas as of now. Moreover, the increase in bandwidth translates into less coverage. That’s because a lot of cells must be built in order to support the network’s ridiculous speed. More signal droppings are to be expected as of now too. There are issues about its capability to penetrate walls and other materials as well.

But the most concerning of them all is that some claim that the network produces radiofrequency radiation. It’s a big health hazard since it can cause cancer, premature aging, DNA damages, disruption of cell metabolism, etc. This is due to the power of the cellular towers that will empower 5G networks. The more powerful the cell phone towers are, the more chance they will emit radiation to the environment.

What does 5g mean for the future?

  • By 2024, 5G networks will cover 40% of the globe. This is equal to 25% of worldwide mobile traffic data.
  • An average 5G network will support millions of devices per square miles. That’s a big improvement from thousands of devices per square miles that 4G networks support.
  • By 2035, 5G will make $12.3 trillion in global economic output. It’ll also support 22 million jobs around the world.