What is 5g and what are its benefits?

The new 5G that is being implemented in our country has been defined in various media as the great technological advance of the 21st century.
But what exactly is 5G? What improvements does it bring in comparison with the 4G that has been used until now? In this article we will define what it is and what benefits will be experienced with its implementation.

What is 5g

It is a new mobile technology that has begun to be implemented in our country in recent months and is here to stay.
5G is the fifth generation of mobile networks, i.e., the evolution of the current 4G/LTE. A wireless system that seeks to respond to market demand.
Every day society is looking for a faster connection, instant charging and more secure. To meet the new needs, this generation of mobile networks will be able to transmit much larger amounts of data at a much higher speed than previous systems.
This new capacity to "support" these data and speeds is due to the fact that 5G uses the greater bandwidth available at higher frequencies, including the MMW (millimeter wave band).
In short, it is the evolution of mobile networks that are already known, but it brings with it many advantages.

Benefits and new features of 5g networks

This new technology will bring several new features and benefits, such as those described below.

Connection speed

5g will allow browsing up to 10 GBps (gigabytes per second), 10 times faster than the main fiber optic offers. It is a very high-speed and high-capacity mobile broadband, reaching peaks of 1 Gbit/s.

Reducing network latency or response time

By latency we refer to the network response, i.e., the charging time. With 5G, this can be reduced to 5 milliseconds, which will allow devices to connect in near real time.
Compared to the 4G network, which has been in use until now, it will take 1 millisecond compared to the 20 to 30 milliseconds experienced with previous technologies.

Mass communications

It will exponentially multiply the number of connected devices.
Massive machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, including the Internet of Things (up to 100 more connected devices per unit area compared to 4G LTE networks).
The so-called Internet of Things refers to the fact that everything will be connected to each other, household appliances, cars, energy... and everything can be controlled remotely. Elements will be able to "communicate" with each other to transmit relevant information to the user.

Improving digital experiences

Improve digital experiences through automation with machine learning (ML). This new technology and learning is very necessary for certain advances such as autonomous cars that will have a substantial improvement and a faster response to unforeseen events.