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Brace Yourselves: 5G Is On Its Way

The global race has begun to develop 5G and enthusiastic scientists urge it to be very different from its predecessor. Researchers foresee that there will be 100 billion devices online by 2020 and that is going to augment the demand for high-speed internet to a great extent.

5G mobile telecommunication standards stand for fifth-generation advancements made in the mobile communication field. In technical terms, the advancements comprise of packet switched wireless systems using Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)* with wide area coverage, high through-put at millimeter waves covering a range of 30GHz to 300GHz, and enabling a 20Mbps data rate to distance up to 2 km.

Simply put, users of 5G technology can download an entire film to their tablets or laptops, including 3D movies. They can download games and avail of remote medical services, all in a matter of minutes. With the advent of 5G, Piconet and Bluetooth will become outdated. 5G mobile phones would be akin to tablet PCs, where you could watch TV channels at HD clarity without any interruption, which means you do not have to endure the pain of buffering anymore.

That is not all. Future mobile devices with 5G will have

- wearable devices with Artificial Intelligence

-ability to connect the user to different wireless access technologies, like 2.5G, 3G, 4G, or 5G mobile networks, as well as Wi-Fi or even any other technology to be developed in the future.

-smart radio. In order to share the same spectrum efficiently during a wireless transmission, the system will automatically search for an unused spectrum.

The technology relies on Ultra Wideband Networks that is short range-radio technology that achieves higher bandwidth (4000Mbps) which is almost 400 times faster than today’s wireless networks; and Smart Antennae.

Although the 1G system was introduced in 1981, 2G started to come out in 1982, and 3G first appeared in 2001, the complete development of these standards.

As further developments come up and 5G reached its ultimate stage of R&D, we can be sure that 5G will help converge networks, technologies, applications and services, and will serve as a very flexible platform. This will change people’s lives in numerous ways.

*OFDM- Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing is a method of encoding digital data on multiple carrier frequencies. 

Sakshi Wagh

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