What is 5G
5G is the 5th generation mobile network. It is a new global wireless standard after
1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. 5G enables a new kind of network that is designed to
connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and
5G wireless technology is meant to deliver higher multi-Gbps peak data speeds, ultra
low latency , more reliability, massive network capacity, increased availability, and a
more uniform user experience to more users. Higher performance and improved
efficiency empower new user experiences and connects new industries.
What are the differences between the previous generations of
mobile networks and 5G?
The previous generations of mobile networks are 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G.
First generation - 1G
1980s: 1G delivered analogue voice.
Second generation - 2G
Early 1990s: 2G introduced digital voice (e.g. CDMA- Code Division Multiple
Third generation - 3G
Early 2000s: 3G brought mobile data (e.g. CDMA2000).
Fourth generation - 4G LTE
2010s: 4G LTE ushered in the era of mobile broadband.
1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G all led to 5G, which is designed to provide more connectivity
than was ever available before 5G is a unified, more capable air interface. It has
been designed with an extended capacity to enable next-generation user
experiences, empower new deployment models and deliver new services.
With high speeds, superior reliability and negligible latency, 5G will expand the
mobile ecosystem into new realms. 5G will impact every industry, making safer
transportation, remote healthcare, precision agriculture, digitized logistics — and
more — a reality.