5G Capabilities – Speed, Connectivity, Reliability

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What is 5G?

5G technology is a generational breakthrough; it is a new global wireless standard in the wake of the 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. Beyond speed improvement, this 5G technology is designed to facilitate the 5G IoT (Internet of Things) ecosystem where virtually everyone and everything is connected, including machines, objects, and devices.

What are the Benefits of 5G for Smart Cities?

There is no doubt that smart cities will benefit significantly from the introduction of the 5G network. Improvements in network speed, capacity, and overall greater connectivity will have far-reaching impacts on how people live, work, and play worldwide. Ultimately, 5G will allow smart city innovations to run faster and operate better, further improving our daily lives.

Greater Speed

5G will allow us to enjoy greater speed in transmissions. The fastest 5G networks are expected to be at least ten times as fast as the 4G network. This higher speed will mean that users will be able to intensify their use of the cloud and rely less on limited internal memory and large processors.

Lower Latency

Latency measures how long a signal takes to go from one source to its receiver and back, and the new 5G networks will have ten times lower latency than 4G. This lower latency will mean that machines can be controlled in real-time without the delay of human reaction.

Increased Connectivity

5G is all about increasing connectivity through a larger, more reliable network. All devices connected to the 5G network have an instant connection to the internet which greatly favours the use of IoT technology in our daily lives.

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