Beyond 5G mobile telephony, the 5G name refers to the fifth generation of wireless communication and mobile network technologies and standards. The evolution and most important feature of 5G technology are that it will offer unprecedented multi-gigabit speeds, up to 10 times more capable than current fiber optic offers on the market.
A Depth View of Impact of 5G Technology
In addition, 5G will enable the possibility of connecting more devices with great speed, reliability, and quality, and will be able to use audio and video applications more quickly. For example, a user will be able to download movies in a matter of seconds/minutes. In parallel, it will give way to the next level of IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine to Machine) communications, thanks to the fact that the system offers lower latency and greater capacity to connect multiple devices simultaneously. To all this will be added the enabling of new frequencies, such as 28 GHz and 60 GHz, for very high-capacity fixed connectivity applications.
“5G mobile telephony and fixed 5G technology (FWA) compete and complement each other,” says Javier Gómez, Regional Director of Cambium Networks for Iberia and the Mediterranean. They compete, offering similar services and capabilities, accessible from 5G networks or through WiFi 6, and complement each other because many 5G networks rely on fixed wireless connections based on 5G technology.
According to Gómez, the deployment of 5G mobile phone networks is very expensive and will be more progressive than expected “to cover the same territory, five 5G towers are needed for each 4G tower. However, today you can have Gigabit Internet access in a shopping center through wireless networks and WiFi6”.
The deployment of 5G infrastructures in regions around the world is a global trend. However, society is still not aware of the enormous potential of this technology.
What exactly is 5G?
A good example is IoT applications in the industrial world. Numerous offices are in distant areas, and most are currently going advanced. There will be thousands of sensors and devices in each industrial facility. Which will allow the automation of the entire infrastructure in verticals. Such as energy, water, and waste management, oil and gas industry, as well as transportation, and security. The automation and control of different sectors will accelerate exponentially.
The Covid-19 pandemic increased the need for a high-capacity connection, which crucially influences people’s lives. An influence that affects both the professional field, with the use of multiple video call and collaboration platforms, and personal life, especially in fields such as entertainment in the form of streaming (music, videos, etc.), gaming, or triple play (voice, data, and video).
Another key element is the role that 5G technology. It will have in the expected closing of the current digital divide in the population. The current situation has also shown that there are large percentages of the population. Which do not have access to or the ability to broadband services. A serious problem if one takes into account that digitization opens the door to opportunities. It is in areas such as education, health, security, and economic growth. Some of the 5G technology innovations can help in this regard.
5G technologies and standards are being implemented in all kinds of systems cost-effectively. For years, Cambium Networks has taken these standards. Which applied its innovation in products and solutions to offer them to service providers. Solutions that offer multi-gigabit capabilities in operating bands such as 6 GHz, 60 GHz, and 80 GHz. Soon 28 GHz among others, perfectly complements the evolution offered by 5G technology. And it does so affordably in more than 150 countries. Shortly these new technologies will be adopted on a broader scale, including rural or remote communities in all countries.