Fifth-generation wireless, or 5G, is the latest iteration of cellular technology, engineered to greatly increase the speed and responsiveness of wireless networks. With 5G, data transmitted over wireless broadband connections could travel at rates as high as 20 Gbps by some estimates technology
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What is 5G Technology ?
5G networks and services will be deployed in stages over the next several years to accommodate. the increasing reliance on mobile and internet-enabled devices. Overall, 5G is expected to generate a variety of new applications, uses and business cases as the technology is rolled out.
How 5G works
Wireless networks are composed of cell sites divided into sectors that send data through radio waves. Fourth-generation (4G) Long-Term Evolution (LTE) wireless technology provides the foundation for 5G. Unlike 4G, which requires large, high-power cell towers to radiate signals over longer distances.
Previous generations of wireless technology have used lower-frequency bands of spectrum.
To offset millimeter wave challenges relating to distance and interference. the wireless industry is also considering the use of lower-frequency spectrum for 5G networks. so network operators could use spectrum they already own to build out their new networks. Lower-frequency spectrum reaches greater distances but has lower speed and capacity than millimeter wave, however.
What is the status of 5G deployment?
Wireless network operators in four countries — the United States, Japan. South Korea and China — are largely driving the first 5G buildouts. Network operators are expected to spend billions of dollars on 5G capital expenses through 2030. according to Technology Business Research Inc. although it is not clear how 5G services will generate a return on that investment.