5G a step ahead
Over 30 cities, including Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, have some coverage of the 5G network. The Texas 5G Alliance advocates the rollout of the technology, with industry support from Facebook, Google, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Dell, and even H-E-B.
We are entering the ‘connected world ecosystem' with the deployment of 5G. It will have a fusion of edge computing, advanced sensor technologies, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), augmented, virtual, and mixed reality and machine learning for both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) interactions.
To utilize the full potential of 5G unique characteristics for advanced applications like ultra-fast analytics and massive machine-to-machine interaction, parallel development to underlying infrastructure and necessary equipment is necessary. The new generation has enormous transformational potential across industries, with increased network speed, service-based, cloud-native architecture, and higher-frequency millimeter band for smart device technology. Furthermore, low latency or ultra-reliable connectivity would enable real-time experiences, massive machine type communication or intelligent connected devices,
The increased bandwidth with an ability to stream large volumes of digital content transmission in real-time, thus adding value to the businesses. With that, there is a need for a skilled workforce, standards, security, and regulations.
The next-generation in wireless technology will bring about serious innovation, but sometimes it’s all fun and games. On an average, American household has seven screens including smart TVs, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, etc. and with all that network bandwidth, the demands for better network connectivity is growing day by day. Indeed it is expected that an estimated 20.4 billion things to come online by 2020. There’s no denying the potential of 5G is expected to change everyone’s lifestyles fundamentally. The applications will help make it viable from autonomous cars to remote medicine are waiting to have a massive impact on how the world works.
5G internet is going to redefine online experiences at home, whether it’s streaming movies, playing multiplayer games or just browsing the web. 5G Home Internet poised to change how entire households get their entertainment fix, with near zero-delay caused by network latency and virtually no buffering.
The current wireless standard offered by Verizon, 4G LTE — is fast but not quite fast enough for an entire house of people to play games and watch stream 4K movies at the same time. It makes a poor replacement for wired broadband. The technology for 5G is fast enough for you with no strings attached. The wired reliable broadband internet usage could save a lot of headaches.
The 5G power poised to revolutionize the entertainment and media industries by facilitating new types of content creation and consumption, and by opening up existing markets to enterprising new players. 5G has a substantial positive impact on the major phone carriers, planning to launch 5G this year.
In my opinion streaming services would eventually replace the cable and TV Content to games. There will be a router in the house or office that will supply sufficient internet for everything. Also, virtually every phone with 5G will be a giant boon for the mobile telephone makers and their suppliers.
Comparing 5G with 4G
- 5G with speed up to 100 gigabits per second is almost 100 times faster than 4G
- Smarter & more efficient than 4G
- Mobile data speed would far outstrip the fastest home broadband network currently available to consumers.
- 5G Technology uses small fixtures attached to light poles, while 4G used cell towers.
- 5G would expand to 24-90 GH frequency, as compared to 3G and 4G networks, with 1 to 4 gigahertz.
- 1981 – 1G network allows users to speak on their phones.
- 1991 – 2G network enhanced voice technology and enabled text messaging for the first time
- 2001 – 3G network allowing mobile internet access, video calls, and mobile streaming for the first time.
- 2011 – 4G network offering ten times faster speed than 3G, making speeds and capabilities comparable to computers.
- Late 2108, Cellular networks began testing 5G technology and expected that most U.S metropolitan areas would have network access by the end of 2019.
Doctors and non-governmental organizations have expressed concern about potential health risks associated with the new technology. The radiation exposure would increase as more towers needed to expand the coverage and signal. The radiation emitting from the network is considered a carcinogen.
The radio-frequency radiation has exceeded the FCC’s exposure limits. The warnings to stay at least three feet away from transformers or towers is already prevalent.
(2017) A petition submitted to the European Union by more than 230 scientists from 41 countries who expressed serious concerns over the increasing exposure. They cited numerous recent scientific publications showing that electromagnetic fields affect living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines.
The World Health Organization reveals , the side effects of the radiation which includes:
- increased cancer risk
- cellular stress
- increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes to the reproductive system
- learning and memory deficits
- neurological disorders and negative effects on general well-being including plants, animals and the environment.
(October 27, 2019) Vodafone Qatar to showcase a range of most advanced smart technology solutions, including 5G-enabled technology solutions at the nation's most prominent digital event QITCOM (Qatar IT Conference and Exhibition 2019) from October 29 to November 1 at the Qatar National Convention Centre, with Vodafone Qatar's pavilion located at Hall 5, stand number H5C6 – H5J6. The company would participate as an ‘Official' sponsor. The event theme is ‘Safe, Smart Cities' and would engage with official entities and the public in a spacious 1,000 sqm area. The company aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas and knowledge transfer with local start-ups and businesses. They are supporting the nation to become the most digitally connected in the world. Their innovative participation highlights them as a key player in achieving the National Vision 2030.
The company would demonstrate technologies powered by ultra-fast 5G wireless Internet connectivity, which includes virtual reality, big data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, smart technologies for homes and industries. Furthermore, how they converge to enable innovative solutions for a sustainable digitized environment. The visitors would experience live and interactive demonstrations of 5G-enabled smart technologies in five zones: Smart Homes, Connected Retail Stores, Smart Industry, Smart City, and Gaming.
In the event, international tech start-ups would occupy a dedicated space of 150 sq m to showcase various creative ways to harness the potential of 5G.
Vodafone Qatar would also run four action learning educational activities in the Digital Youth Festival Tumuha Tec happening on the side-lines of QITCOM. They uses virtual reality to teach kids what 5G is. The company activities raise awareness and build skills around Internet safety and new technology among children and parents.