In 2001, 3G debuted and gave us the opportunity to complete basic tasks like open email on our phones. Eight years later, 4G brought innovations such as streaming video on our devices. Now, 5G will launch the capability for billions of people and devices to connect through the internet and share information.
5G is designed to provide blazing fast data speeds, increased reliability and extremely low lag time. This fifth-generation cellular network is claimed to be 10 times faster than 4G LTE. Yes, you read that right. 10 times!
But, we haven’t reached that promised land just yet.
In the Maldives, Dhiraagu was the first to unveil 5G technology last year. Across the world, more and more carriers are introducing 5G, but as it is a fairly new development, data remains limited. In the US, a comprehensive, country-wide test of 5G speeds, found that in many cases 5G speeds were actually slower than 4G speeds.
The reason for these speed and latency issues comes down to some complicated spectrum limitations. In the future, carriers will be able to unlock faster speeds for 5G, but it’s not going to happen overnight.
Greater research is always needed, but at a time when more and more of us are working and studying from home, reliable, fast telecommunications are increasingly necessary. 5G is the path to bringing about an amazing connected future that we cannot even envision right now.
Once the pieces are all in place, 5G will massively accelerate technological development and reshape consumerism and enterprise. In the business landscape, it will optimize workflow around the world, provide critical data to streamline operations, and increase efficiency across the board.
5G will transform our lives, but remember, patience is a virtue. It will take a few years before we’re able to really take advantage of it.