T-Mobile has already deployed a nationwide 5G network on its low-band 600MHz spectrum and high-band mmWave spectrum with plans to continue expansion with Sprint’s mid-band 5G spectrum. This combined network is poised to be one of the strongest in the nation.
Before 2G, 3G, and 4G, radio frequencies were benign. We never worried whether or not our drive-time radio shows would fry our brains. Sadly, once the concept of wireless “G” technology was initiated, we began exposing the global public to frequencies akin to microwaves at 1 billion cycles per second.
T-Mobile kicked off the week with a milestone achievement, becoming the first US carrier to claim to have launched a nationwide 5G network that T-Mobile says covers an estimated 200 million people.
November 10, 2019
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November 9, 2019
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With 5G Technology on the horizon, the next 10 years we are going to see a truly wireless world where there will be a jump in technology innovations like never seen before… — Rick @ What’s On My PC
While municipalities across Colorado and the nation are lining up to compete against the private sector in internet services, those involved in the race to get 5G launched say fiber optic broadband will be left behind once full roll-out of the latest in wireless technology is complete. “5G is going to be a game-changer,” said Nick Ludlum, Senior Vice President and Chief Communication Officer for CTIA, which is a trade association representing the wireless communications industry in the United States. “From driverless cars to advancements in health care to (augmented reality/virtual reality) and smart cities. The innovations of the future will be built on 5G.”
Computer and smartphone users at home are beginning to get curious about the new 5G cellular technology. To help you understand what the differences are between the different generations of cellular transmission technologies, I extracted the below information from a PCMag article (see source link below).
The G in this 5G means it’s a generation of wireless technology. While most generations have technically been defined by their data transmission speeds, each has also been marked by a break in encoding methods, or “air interfaces,” that make it incompatible with the previous generation.
1G was analog cellular. 2G technologies, such as CDMA, GSM, and TDMA, were the first generation of digital cellular technologies. 3G technologies, such as EVDO, HSPA, and UMTS, brought speeds from 200kbps to a few megabits per second. 4G technologies, such as WiMAX and LTE, were the next incompatible leap forward, and they are now scaling up to hundreds of megabits and even gigabit-level speeds.
5G brings three new aspects to the table: greater speed (to move more data), lower latency (to be more responsive), and the ability to connect a lot more devices at once (for sensors and smart devices).
Source: PCMag – What Is 5G?