5G Technology is Here

April 5, 2019 By IdeaConnection

5G Technology is hereThe world's first commercial 5G services were launched this week, in South Korea and the US heralding a new wave of capabilities for smartphone users.

While the innovative technology is being trialed in numerous pilot projects all over the world, commercial applications are only now just coming online.

In South Korea, three mobile carriers launched 5G services earlier this week, while in the US Verizon launched 5G services in two places, Chicago and Minneapolis.

What is 5G?

5G stands for Fifth Generation and it's the latest technology upgrade to international standards that dictate how mobile communications should work.  And it's got a lot of people very excited.

5G technology brings with it a world of new capabilities such as higher bandwidth, greater capacity, less delay and better security. Samsung said its first 5G device, the Galaxy S10 5G offers speeds that are 20 times faster than current phones.

DJ Koh, president of IT and mobile communications at Samsung Electronics said it has begun “a new era where the incredible speed and connectivity of 5G becomes a reality”.

The Benefits of 5G Technology

The benefits of 5G technology include but are not limited to:

  • Higher-quality streaming.
  • The scope of possibilities will be much wider.
  • Consumers will be able to download a full-length HD movie in a matter of a few seconds.
  • Incredible opportunities for businesses, industries, cities and regions afforded by faster speeds and enhanced coverage.
  • More devices connected to networks.
  • New services and experiences.
  • Better performance than ever before.
  • Could herald new waves of innovation in IoT (Internet of Things), artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality.

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