The 5G is the new standard for mobile communications: it ensures a very fast download and upload speed and allows you to interact with IoT devices.
The 5G Technology represents a transformation that will have a deep impact on companies and consumers all over the world. The aim is to enable an even faster connection, within everyone’s reach, with shorter network response times and instant access from anywhere.
The new 5G communication standard has a dual objective:
- increase the speed of users
- improve the quality of service.
Why is it called 5G?
It stands very simply for “5th Generation” and means the set of requirements for a certain standard of communication.
The communications standard history started in 1991 with 2G developed to improve the quality of mobile telephony. Then it has passed on to 3G, which also brought data connectivity on the move, with the ability to also see television programs. The 4G was developed to improve IP telephony (Internet Protocol) by developing the VoIP, with which it was possible to make a telephone conversation using an internet connection. The 5G is the communication standard designed for The Internet of Things (IoT). With more and more IoT devices present in our homes, it is necessary to have a much faster connection to interact with these new tools. The 5G is designed especially for smart home and Industry 4.0.
According to the operators that are following the development, the coming into effect of 5G is scheduled for 2020. Users can have at any time an extremely fast download speed and very low response time of the system to user requests (for example the opening of a websites).
The 5G feature that will differentiate it from the previous communication standards is the speed of connection.
The 5G should be among the 100 and 1000 time faster than the 4G. To achieve this, it will be necessary to establish common standards for all companies and at the moment these rules are still being defined, considering that the standards proposed for the 5G are much more complex than the standards for 3G and 4G.
The 5G Technology will transform our networks; as a result, industry will have to transform the way these systems are designed, developed and tested.