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How Are Users Going to Experience 5G?

Are you ready for 5G?

Nowadays we, as users, are all aware of the importance of fast internet in our lives. Companies providing it are making sustained efforts towards improving speed. The latest phones, clocks, homes, and machines are constantly seeking stable and fast improved internet connectivity. This is creating a new worldwide experience for all of human civilization.

Undoubtedly a new form of the signal will resolve these issues and here comes 5G. Soon, we will all be able to experience a connection with the most powerful network ever.

If we spend $ 1 billion on the Internet today, what will improve our experience of this new technology?

The new ultra-fast internet access technology promises a new revolutionary experience in how we work, entertain, communicate, log on the web. 5G promises a multiplicity of 1000 network performance and will enable a robust increase in the use of interconnected facilities. For five years, the volume of data to be transmitted to the network will be 10,000 times higher, with a slower than 1 millisecond, compared to the 50 milliseconds it is today.

Unlike current networks (2, 3, 4G) that use specific broadcasting devices, 5G provides connectivity across the spectrum of frequencies: this implies the possibility of offering diverse services with very different requirements. Each service can be configured to use a different part of the network in a single set, which, from a practical point of view, becomes a kind of virtual network dedicated to that specific use.

Home broadband with ultra-fast wireless

Yes, it is a well-known fact that these days we don’t function normally if we don’t have internet connection in our houses. Long gone are the days we did get together as a family for dinner or to watch TV. 5G promises to make dreams come true, providing higher speed with a new router technology. 

The great usage in the healthcare field

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The electronic medical record uses 5G.

It would help especially surgeons, providing a new way to examine a patient by sending the scanning results to the laboratories in real-time. Take for example the PACS system, where you just search the name of a patient and it shows in a second. This helps the patients in real-time.

Are there any side effects of using this technology?

When the implementation happens, we can expect gradual adoption by existing companies around the world. Consequently, we would expect to see devices that support this network. Arthur Firstenberg, the author of “The Invisible Rainbow” also claims that in areas of the world where 5G antenna extensions have already begun, the local population, including insects and wildlife, is already getting sick.

He claims to have a condition known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity, which causes symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, amnesia, insomnia, vibration, arrhythmia and heart, acute and chronic pain, among others although this has not been scientifically proven yet from the medical point of view. Just like cell phones before it in the 80s and 90s, the 5G network has faced strong opposition from the general public since it was first announced. In September 2018, the City Council of Mill Valley, California, voted to block 5G towers and small antennas in residential areas, citing "serious health and environmental impacts caused by microwave radiation emitted by 4G towers and 5G”.

However, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): "There is no scientific evidence that gives a specific answer to this question. More research is needed before we know whether using mobile phones causes health effects. 5G would provide transmission speeds over 100 times faster than current data speeds. But to facilitate its role, 300,000 new antennas would be required only in the US. This is roughly equivalent to the development of three decades of mobile towers."

 What's 5G tech so special about?

Of course the most important is the speed of data transmission. With 5G you will not feel any reception when accessing the internet for conversations or applications. Everything will happen in a blink on the eyes.
The 5G is expected to increase the efficiency of the radio signal through the advancements in broadcasting and receiving. Although several extensive studies on the potential effects of mobile phone radiation do not show strong evidence of significant health risks for humans, many of the scientific community remain skeptical that the benefits of 5G technology outweigh the potential damage for the people.

The support for 5G

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5G symbol on dark digital background.

The first who will need to invest heavily in it will be mobile operators. They will need to make updates to the transmission towers and will need to extend more fiber optic cables. All of these are costs, so companies will have to find new ways or services to cover them. Opportunities are endless, ranging from health care services to "dressing" equipment or logistics departments.

What is the biggest challenge for 5G technology?

The biggest one is the battery life of devices that will be using it. With such high speeds and large data transmission capacity, the use of power will increase exponentially. Research into the field of semiconductors and other materials will be what will be the main focus of equipment manufacturers when the 5G will be formalized.

Virtual reality and added reality

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A young woman in virtual reality using 5G.

The technology has progressed a lot with Virtual Reality VR services, but at present, it is imperative to place a viewer (technology glasses) that should connect to the computer. Devices such as Oculus Quest and Magic Leap One can provide unprecedented entertainment, but essentially require that you put a small computer on the face.

However, 5G can eliminate the need for these devices, allowing AR glasses, VR viewers, or XR devices to be effective in multiple aspects. The 5G networking ability to process very heavy content in a short time will enable a re-design of AR, VR and XR devices turning them into really nice, small, and lightweight devices. Just think of simple eyeglasses or a look at where endless data can be processed via the internet.