It started with the “1G” network, as we call it now, though it wasn’t called that then.
The first generation—that’s what the “G” stands for—of cellular networks arrived in the 1970s and 1980s when analog cell phones entered the world and voice calling was its lone capability.
This technology alone reshaped communities—as did future generations.
As will the one deploying now.
With 2G’s arrival came short message services (SMS)—also called texting—and voicemail and enhanced data rates. Perhaps the most significant difference? 1G mobile handsets used radio signals; 2G networks were digital.
The third generation set the standard for wireless technology as we know it today. Sending and receiving emails became commonplace. So did web browsing, video downloading, GPS-location tracking, and picture sharing—each courtesy of higher data transfer rates.
It changed the way we work, play, communicate—live.
4G sped up and improved 3G’s various capabilities. It offered
much higher bandwidth, lower latency, and improved spectrum efficiency, which increased overall network capacity—which together allowed more applications to be used, more files to be transferred, and near real-time interaction.
Now comes 5G, which will enrich every one of 4G’s capabilities: Faster data transfers. Quicker downloads. Improved network reliability. Greater capacities.
And so much more.
It’ll be one of the “most robust technologies we’ve ever seen,” said one telecommunications conglomerate
5G will redefine the network—again—and drastically transform how we work, live, and play—again.
The information superhighway will hit breakneck, record speeds. It’ll connect everyone and everything. Machines, objects, devices—instantly.
Let’s detail three ways 5G
can—and will—improve your community’s network services.
Why 5G’s increase capacity will lead to less network congestion.
When hundreds or thousands of people descend on a small area like a sporting event, concert, or festival, mobile services tend to drag. Nearby cell towers are overwhelmed with demand, and capacity is reached in a hurry.
That won’t happen with 5G
Sending emails, posting activities and pictures on social media platforms, searching the web, scanning maps and direction, and calling a cab or car service will get exponentially easier under 5G
in such jampacked settings.
Why? Simple: More bandwidth, which will make individual devices more versatile.
Businesses of all types stand to benefit greatly
. 5G’s increased bandwidth will help them turn large volumes of data from customers, supplies, and internal teams into actionable knowledge.
Superfast connection speeds: The 5G benefit everyone promises.
We know 5G will automatically offer significantly faster connection speeds than what 4G provides, but exactly how much more?
Research underscores a jaw-dropping prediction: 5G could deliver browsing and download speeds 10 to 20 times faster
than the 4G network in real-world settings.
What’s an example of a real-world setting? Try downloading whole episodes of your favorite television programs, in high-definition, in a matter of seconds—not minutes or even a half-hour-plus like in yesteryears. Buffering, experts say, will be obsolete.
And why the real-world setting reference?
4G’s top speeds max out at 100 megabits per second under laboratory settings. Outside the lab, with many vying for its services at once, 4G’s top speed decelerates. Alternatively, 5G can reach 10 gigabits per second—a rate that does not decrease in non-laboratory environments.
How 5G will lower lagging latency.
Latency is the time needed for data to travel between two points, usually its original source to its receiver, then back again. Lowering latency was one of the original look-at-me achievements of 4G.
5G will blow it away.
“5G latency will be faster than human visual processing, making it possible to control devices remotely in near-real time,” technology giant Intel predicts
, adding that the “round-trip transmission of all data” under 5G will take “less than five milliseconds.”
Which businesses in your community will benefit? All of them, starting with health care, manufacturing, and retail, according to one mobile carrier
5G, paired with edge computing, will allow for greater opportunities to stream large diagnostic images in health care. It will also aid surgeons in their training and improve remote, telehealth opportunities.
In manufacturing, machine learning and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) increase speed and streamline quality control efforts on the assembly line.
In retail, warehouse and instore processes including inventory could be automated. So could checkout lines. 5G will be a boost
to the deployment of radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags on merchandise.
Even other sectors, like energy, will take advantage, using drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to inspect critical infrastructure. In finance, the pluses are obvious. How many of us use mobile banking?
Any sector that uses that Internet—i.e., all—will win.
Why you need to take steps to expand your 5G network now.
How hot is the demand for 5G? A column
in Forbes likely described it best: Not even the recent COVID-19 pandemic could “stop its meteoric rise.”
The industry’s lone focus now is clear-cut: Do what it takes to expand 5G coverage and deliver on the promise of breakneck gigabit speed, lower latency, and unmatched capacity. However, coverage remains limited by a lack of needed infrastructure.
Telecom providers have powered into the 5G technology market supported by ASG’s ground-breaking data mining and management service.
Our company’s Deployed Fiber Data Services
has enabled some of the country’s largest telecom providers to optimize their infrastructure designs smarter, faster, and more accurately through pinpoint innovation, which has driven cost and resource efficiencies by reducing redundancies and maintenance costs.
If you are interested in capitalizing on 5G’s technological promises and expanding anywhere—urban, rural or rugged locations—without concern, let’s talk
We’ll give you that hard-to-find competitive advantage.