5G technology has gripped the world without any doubt. Living in a fast-paced technology-centered society, we are gifted with yet another revolutionary technology. 5G technology is surely going to revolutionize our internet usage. With faster speed and seamless connectivity, 5G technology is going to do miracles.
With its inception, most of the popular carriers have stepped up planning to launch 5G networks in the coming days. It would take some time to become mainstream but once it has gone mainstream, people will surely experience faster speed and seamless connectivity.
In this article, we are going to reveal some of the things about 5G you need to know. Don’t worry, it would be much easier to understand the latest technology even for people with little to no knowledge. Without further ado, let’s dive in.
What is 5G?
5G is the latest innovation in the mobile network that offers wireless internet to mobile users. It is an innovative wireless standard leading 3G and 4G networks. 5G is developed to connect anything and everything including devices, machines, and objects. 5G technology is destined to offer low latency, uniform user experience, reliability, and multi GBPS speeds.
Who is the Creator of 5G?
Most of the technologies available nowadays are credited to some individual or company. For instance, Elon Musk is to be credited for Tesla while Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook. However, when it comes to 5G, no particular person or a company owns it. Many companies working within the mobile ecosystem are stepping forward to contribute to the growth and development of 5G. Qualcomm is one name that has played a vital role in creating several foundational technologies to make up 5G.
Availability of 5G
5G is available in most countries including, Australia, United States, and the United Kingdom. However, the network is available in limited areas and won’t be available for everyone to taste the latest technology. For now, you need either to rely on your current mobile data plans or connect your device through Wi-Fi.
For the time being, you have to rely on your current service provider to stay connected at home or in the office. And if you are looking for a reliable and high-speed internet, make sure to check Spectrum plans in your area. As long as 5G is not available in your area, you can still manage to watch movies, play games, and socialize with your friends over broadband internet.
How Can 5G Benefit You?
If you are found online for most of the day, you would be lucky to get a hands-on 5G network. 5G will change the world much faster than other technologies. It will allow you to experience faster upload and download speeds. That means you can stream smoothly and seamlessly without any glitches or lags.
If you are in public dealing or managing clients from different areas, you can experience higher quality video and voice calls. 5G network will allow you to connect multiple IoT devices without any disruptions. And of course, if you are a gamer, you won’t lose any battle only because of network or speed issues.
Which Carriers are offering 5G?
Here is a list of some of the early adopters and providers of 5G. Have a look at it.
Verizon is the early adopter and was the first one to stun the world. The mobile carrier company launched its 5G home network back in 2018. While the 5G mobile network started in April 2019. Verizon is the first carrier offering the next-gen network.
So far, the Verizon 5G network has gone live in 31 cities including New York City, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Verizon has also covered smaller cities including Grand Rapids, Memphis, and Columbus.
The company is planning to get the most out of 2020, even when the world is dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the issues and glitches are still there, but hopefully with the passage of time things will improve and get a lot better.
T-Mobile adopted a different approach after the company spent most of 2019 in successfully negotiating to merge with Sprint, a rival telecom company. Although T-Mobile incorporates 28GHz mmWave frequencies, the 5G extension also includes 600 MHz frequencies. It allows coverage to rural and suburban areas, but with much lesser speeds.
T-Mobile coverage includes Las Vegas, New York City, Dallas, and Los Angeles. T-Mobile is expanding its coverage, with the help of other regional carriers.
AT&T has invested a small amount in 5G. Soon after its launch, AT&T aimed to expand its services to seven more cities including Orlando, San Francisco, Austin, and Los Angeles in April 2019. However, the carrier is still depending on the 5G Netgear Nighthawk mobile hotspot.
Moreover, AT&T instigated consumers by hyping 5Ge, which is an improved version of 4G services as claimed by the carrier. However, the claims were heavily criticized by the telecom sphere and tech circle due to its non-applicability. So Far AT&T offers 5G in 190 markets across the United States. Make sure to check the availability in your area.
5G technology is far better than its predecessors including 4G and 3G. However, there is always room for improvement, and with the passage of time, 5G would get better, reliable, and cost-effective. So far, the testing speed of 5G was not consistent across different areas, countries, carriers, and devices. However, you can expect greater speed than its predecessor can provide, if luckily you live in a 5G coverage area.
This article has been sponsored by Spectrum Plans
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