5G Tech: How it Works and What it Delivers

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The battle against 5G is on, and the US government is leading the charge, as evidenced by its recent hold order halting all 5G growth plans by Verizon and AT&T. Given my interest in knowing how things function, I believe I should share some nitty-gritty details regarding 5G, how it works, and what it delivers.

Author- mohamed_hassan

A 5G cell site from Deutsche Telekom in the Artillerie street in Darmstadt.

Author: mohamed_hassan; Source Pixabay

5G is the fifth generation of wireless communication networks, which will improve them far beyond what 4G and 3G could, making them available to everyone, everywhere. Downloads and streaming should be completed as quickly as possible. It could be able to help cars communicate with one another and avoid collisions. Untethered virtual and augmented reality will be possible with 5G, as well as real-time response. Remote surgery or drone control are two other cool things 5G tech has got to offer.

So, What exactly is 5G?

Author- IToms

A 5G cell site from Deutsche Telekom in the Artillerie street in Darmstadt. Author: IToms; Source Wikimedia Commons

For 5G, three keys suffice, giving it three key abilities.

(i) High Bandwidth: On average, 4G could only handle roughly 200 mb/s of data transmission. 5G, on the other hand, is capable of handling data of up to 1 GB and beyond.
(ii) Low Latency: 4G has a response delay of roughly 100 milliseconds or less, commonly known as latency. 5G reaction times can be as fast as 1 millisecond, making everything happen nearly instantly.
(iii) Dense Connections: In a given square kilometer, 4G can only connect around one-tenth the number of devices that 5G can.

Wonder how 5G works?
It employs cutting-edge radio technology, utilizing radio frequencies in the sub-6 band, which ranges from 600 MHz to 6 GHz. 4G LTE presently uses this part of the radio wave band, however 5G will also use a higher band of radio frequencies ranging from 24 GHz to 86 GHz. have it mind that, that h igher data rates are associated with such high frequencies.
Surprisingly, while these new 5G radio waves can carry more data and do so faster, they can't carry it very far. This means that 5G will rely heavily on "small cells," which are miniature versions of the large cellular towers we're all familiar with.

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Vodafone cell site with 5G upgrade (3.500 MHz, Band n78); Source Wikimedia Commons

These small cells will be used by 5G in beamforming, which requires efficient aim for These small cells will be used by 5G in beamforming, which requires efficient aim during transmissions.

To connect to 5G networks, your portable devices must have a 5G radio built in. I'm sorry, but you won't be able to use the 5G networks if you have a 4G or 3G device.

5G networks will bring more data and computing resources closer to you, which will avoid blunting 5G’s low latency benefits, and it will be much more than simply for our phones. 5G will power self-driving cars, allowing them to be more aware of other vehicles and pedestrians around them.
Smart cities based on 5G offer the capacity to link and connect practically any electric gadget. 5G-connected sensors in such a metropolis might help detect when a structure is about to collapse.

As with anything, the technology has reignited concerns about the safety of cellular radio waves, prompting a number of localities to take steps to halt 5G development. The usage of microwave frequencies in tiny cells in 5G raises health issues. Microwaves are currently used in our current cellphones, wireless headphones and earbuds, and anything that uses Wi-Fi.

World Health Organization

Be informed and aware; Source W.H.O Wikimedia Commons

Scientists, classify the high frequencies used by 5G as non-ionizing radiation, separating it from X-rays, Gamma rays, and cosmic radiation, all of which are known to harm cells since they can be ionized. 5G is nowhere close to these toxic radiation.

It will take some time to have 5G in mainstream adoption. The time spent waiting will be well worth it as we aspire to connect the world and make everything around us aware and responsive 5G promises a world where we won't have to worry about network availability or performance.

What are your thoughts on the present issues about 5G networks especially with the FAA's involvement? Share your thoughts on what you've just read in the comments section! Thanks!

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In my opinion it's like the other inventions,
You can use it to do some cool and good stuff
or to do some bad and worst things
and in most cases our modern inventions are both.

So 5G gives us new ways to drive like Tesla cars with an AI
but it also gives us new problems like the signals for our mind
and of course more energy costs...

As you can see, it's a complex and big deal! 🧠

Guess we'll have to see it unravel. Thanks for reading through!

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