So What Exactly is 5G and How is it Different from Today’s Wireless Mobile Technology?
Updated: Feb 21, 2022
5G is touted as the future of wireless mobile technology. The term 5G stands for Fifth
Generation in wireless technology. Currently, many of us use a 4G network on our devices. Once
5G becomes more accessible, it will definitely redefine how we use wireless gadgets, which is
not limited to mobile devices alone.
5G and its multiple applications 5G wireless technology is comparatively greater in speed than 4G services. The bandwidth that
one can expect from 5G is up to 20 Gbps. This is a significant game-changer in how data is
processed. You can easily download your favorite shows within a few seconds. Augmented
Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) will become more well-defined and a smoother
With today’s wireless technology, you might have noticed how long it takes between clicking on
a link and getting redirected to the site. The switch between applications also takes a certain
amount of time, and this referred to as ‘latency.’ 5G technology can reduce this latency to
If you are familiar with IoT (Internet of Things), then you may surely see the potential for 5G
across multiple industries. Right from how your car functions as a self-driving vehicle to smart
refrigerators, the potential for this super speed wireless technology is limitless. The tech industry
also sees 5G as a more disruptive presence in the healthcare sector, where robotics are likely to
be a bigger presence in improving healthcare services.
With all this and more, one may wonder the extent to which 5G is likely to impact various
services. Currently, though, this is a wireless technology that is still rough-edged and is in the
process of being fine-tuned. While we continue to use 4G wireless technology, we should be
prepared for the potential of 5G services.