5G technology is the next generation of wireless communication. It is expected to provide an internet connection that is least 40 times faster than 4G LTE. 5G technology may use a variety of spectrum bands, including the millimeter wave radio spectrum.

If you take a stroll outside, you’ll see a lot of people with mobile phones, tablets, making calls, using the internet to catch up on the news, etc. In doing so we all are using a mobile data network.

As we approach 2020 it is likely that there will be more than 50 billion connected devices worldwide. Everything from home appliances to our cars will be connected to the network, and 5G is being designed and built with this in mind.

With 5G, data transmitted over wireless broadband connections could travel at rates as high as 20 Gbps. By some estimates exceeding wireline network speeds as well as offer latency of 1 ms or lower for uses that require real-time feedback.

However, many experts say there is a major difference between 5G and earlier systems. It will move beyond mobile network and affect many more devices and industries.

5G Technology Specifications

  • Up to 10Gbps data rate  – > 10 to 100x improvement over 4G and 4.5G networks 
  • 1-millisecond latency
  • 1000x bandwidth per unit area
  • Up to 100x number of connected devices per unit area (compared with 4G LTE)
  • 99.999% availability 
  • 100% coverage 
  • 90% reduction in network energy usage 
  • Up to 10-year battery life for low power IoT devices

Features of 5G technology

  • It offers a high resolution for crazy cell phone user and bi-directional large bandwidth shaping.
  • 5G will be also providing subscriber supervision tools for fast action.
  • It offers a transporter class gateway with unparalleled consistency.
  • The uploading and downloading speed of 5G technology will be touching the peak.
  • The advanced billing interfaces of 5G technology makes it more attractive and effective.
  • The remote diagnostics also a great feature of this technology.
  • It also supports virtual private networks.
  • The traffic statistics by 5G technology makes it more accurate.
  • It will be globally accessible.

Applications of 5G technology

  • High-speed Mobile network
    • First of all, 5G will revolutionize the mobile experience with a supercharged wireless network. It can support up to 10 to 20 GBPS of data download speed. So, it is equivalent to a fiber optic Internet connection accessed wirelessly.
    • Low latency is one of the most important features of this technology which is significant for autonomous driving and mission-critical applications.
  • Entertainment and Multimedia
    • 5G will offer a high definition virtual world on your mobile phone. High-speed streaming of 4K videos only takes a few seconds and it can support crystal clear audio clarity.
    • Augmented reality and virtual reality requires HD video with low latency. The 5G network is powerful enough to power AR and VR with an amazing virtual experience.
  • Internet of Things – Connecting everything
    • Internet of Things (IoT) is another broad area for development using the supercharged 5G wireless network. Internet of Things will connect every object, appliances, sensors, devices, and applications into the Internet.

Applications of Artificial Intelligence in 5G

  • Precision Network Planning Enables Smart Network Construction.
  • Smart Massive MIMO Enables Higher Efficiency and Better User Experience.
  • Data Cube and AI Brain Serve for Smart Life-Cycle Operation of Slices.
  • Suggestions for Carriers to Deploy AI.


In conclusion with 5G technology along with much more that’s still evolving it will power the wireless network of the future. It will enable a lot of uses like virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), robotics, automated vehicles and much more.

5G technology is rapidly growing and more than likely one day everyone will be using it.

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