5G Technology: Benefits and Challenges
If we believe that the future is far away, we forget that tomorrow is already the future and that we will live it as soon as we open our eyes in the morning. We’ve gone from a pocket-sized device that allows you to make and receive calls from (almost) anywhere (1G technology) to a device that can fill that need by texting instead of calling (2G technology) and all that keeping this option turned on the same device. Subsequently, the desire to access the Internet from anywhere became a reality thanks to 3G technology that allowed us to do it with our mobile phones.
This trend continues to this day and our insatiable thirst for knowledge is reflected in what we now call “everyday life”. Surf the web with smartphones equipped with 4G technology and capable of watching live videos. The story doesn’t end here; This need continues to grow, paving the way for the development of 5G technology, the next step in our information consumption and the way we are connected and integrated with the objects around us.
What is 5G technology? The fifth technology to create WiFi networks is 5G technology. After 4G, the 5G generation offers a new form of community with faster community speeds, reduced latency and support for additional clients, devices and services while increasing network efficiency. Generation 5G supports three main classes of usage instances. Enhanced Mobile Broadband (EMBB): Service bandwidth too high for Wi-Fi connectivity.
Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC): Ultra reliable low latency communications for mission-critical needs. Massive Automatic Type Communication (MMTC): Reliable communications for billions of sensors and monitoring devices. The 5G technology is designed to deliver maximum download speeds of up to twenty GB per second, which is 20 times faster than 4G LTE’s maximum speed of 1 GB per second.