The much-awaited 5G is already here! It saw the light of day in India on October 1, 2022, when it was loudly and proudly launched by the Hon. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. The first rollout includes the country’s 13 metropolitan areas. However, it will soon spread to become available nationwide.
In many of the world’s other parts as well, 5G has been launched, and in many others, it has already been deployed. As a result, it is rapidly spreading and will soon become an essential part of the digitally-driven business world and life.
But what makes 5G so hyped? Why didn’t 2G, 3G, and 4G deserve as much applause and a grand launch? In other words, what’s so special about 5G? Let’s explore the answer to these questions by looking at some of the benefits of 5G.
What is 5G?
5G, also known as the fifth generation, is the most recent iteration of cellular technology used for mobile and the internet. It is quicker and more power-efficient than its historical counterparts. Based on these features, 5G is projected to enable faster downloads, reduced latency, and higher data limits.
How is 5G beneficial?
While revolving primarily around internet speed, 5G offers various other benefits that make it the most talked about technology worldwide. Let’s look at four.
- Much Faster Internet
As mentioned above, this is 5G’s primary advantage. But how quick is 5G compared to 4G? 4G offers a speed of 32 Mbps. But 5G quadruples it to make it a staggering 132 Mbps! and that’s not it. The speed will gradually increase with network maturity. The result is lightning-fast downloads, adieu to buffering, and much quicker communication, especially when it comes to video conferencing.
- Low Latency
Another of 5G’s significant advantages is its low latency. Low latency refers to low response times. Commercial applications are heavy and thus demand a network capable of providing quick responses with excellent speed. Low latency and high speed can help benefit every industry.
But again, how low is 5G’s latency compared to 4G? While 4G’s latency is about 35-35 milliseconds, that of 5G would be less than 30 seconds!
While offering more incredible internet speed and low latency, 5G also provides increased capacity on the network. In places where many mobile phones are present, the existing network could suffer due to increased pressure on it. But 5G, with its benefits like increased capacity on the network, avoids such network stress and works effortlessly without letting speed or latency affect it.
- Enhanced Reliability
5G’s massive network capacity also contributes to its higher reliability and productivity compared to its predecessors. Thus, with 5G, problems like dropped calls, connectivity issues, etc., will be history. These factors can significantly contribute to applications like healthcare, connected cars, the IoT, smart cities, etc., where connectivity is at the nucleus of efficiency, data, and experiences.
Why should companies upgrade to 5G?
Competence is essential for success in today’s competitive business world. Upgrading to 5G can specifically assist businesses in achieving the technical competence required to thrive in a volatile market.
5G can help companies communicate more efficiently and seamlessly. Also, it can allow them to effortlessly leverage technologies like IoT, analytics, AI, ML, etc., to benefit from interconnectivity, interoperability, automation, and data. Thus, in a way, 5G can catalyze various business opportunities and amplify existing ones.
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