India will get 5G in 2020, Trials to being soon
5G refers to the next generation of wireless broadband technology. 5G will be based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard and it will be the successor of 4G wireless broadband technology. From the user’s perspective, 5G networks will offer higher speeds and more interconnect points. As per estimates, 5G will be at least 100X faster and would be able to support hundreds of thousands of users for every single 5G tower. 5G will provide broader signal coverage and it will also improve signal efficiency. Exerts believe that 5G will give a massive boost to Internet of Things (IoT), wherein devices, appliances and gadgets are connected to an internet network and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
Why 5G is so important?
One of the core promise of 5G is to enable faster data transfer on your mobile device. It is promising to be 10 times faster than 4G and will bring true gigabit download speeds on your smartphone. The enhanced data speed will lead to even more reliable service and most importantly, it will nurture the idea of connecting multiple devices to the network at the same time.
Media consumption will also transform with the introduction of 5G, allowing users to stream 4K as well as 8K videos without breaking your content or leading to that frustrating ‘buffer’ sign. Like every other generational leap in mobile telephony, 5G will connect new forms of devices. It will connect sensors, thermostats, security appliances, cars and robots one day. Since self-driving cars will need to pull traffic data, 5G will reduce the lag time between devices and the servers they connect with to virtually zero.
5G will achieve its higher throughput speed by traveling over super high-frequency airwaves. The higher frequencies will enable faster data speeds and add more bandwidth to enhance user experience. However, it won’t be able to pass through walls, windows or rooftops and can get weaker over long distance.
What are the Advantages of 5G Network?
Over the next 5 years or so we will see industries transform with new capabilities brought on by 5G. Examples of these capabilities include:
1. The ability to download a full-length HD movie in seconds
2. The quick reaction time (low latency) to enable remote robotics
3. The ability to spin up virtual networks on-demand with network slicing
4. Battery lifetimes beyond 10 years for remote cellular devices
To give you an example of the power of a 5G network, we recently piloted a demonstration using advanced 5G technology to track a connected car travelling up to 170 km/hour to demonstrate downlink speeds of 3.6 Gbps and a throughput of above 1.5 Gbps on a 5G network.
Whose is going to Launch 5G services in India?
Its expected that almost of all the major Telecom Providers will be getting their infrastructure ready in order to gear up for the launch of 5G Services in India.