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5G Explained! Fastest Data Speed to Harmful Electromagnetic Waves

5G technology is the fifth-generation technology for wireless communications, that have low latency and also offers greater stability. This next-generation technology has the ability to connect with more devices at once and has 10 times faster speed compared to 4G LTE.

5G Explained! Fastest Data Speed to Harmful Electromagnetic Waves

Just think you are playing graphic-intensive games like PubG, Call of Duty or Fortnight using a VR headset in real-time with zero to no lag at all using your phone, while traveling in a self-driven car that's going at a speed of over 200 KM per hour.

Hold yourself, because the future of gaming and everything else is about to change forever. If you look up into the corner of your phone, you're used to see a little indicator that says 4G LTE or 3G or 2G. We all are smart enough to know that it has something to do with our phone's connection.

The connection has become faster with every new generation of wireless communications.

We all know, that the G stands for (each new wireless technology) generation and each subsequent generation refers to a specific minimum speed, connectivity, and reliability.

Let’s classify, each network as a particular, Generation 1G lets us communicate with each other. Generation 2G gave us the opportunity of sending messages.

Generation 3G provided us with the Internet, and Generation 4G LTE made it a whole lot faster.

But we are not stopping here, as 4G would be soon-to-be past.

Because Generation 5G is almost here which would be faster and more reliable.

Which country invented 5G?

5G technology was not invented by a single person, company or country. It would be more appropriate to say that, this technology was developed in a collaboration of the seven 3GPP Organizational Partners - from Asia, Europe, and North America.

How does 5G technology work?

5G technology uses a cell site, which is divided into sectors and sends encoded data through radio waves. Each cell site must be connected to the network backend, via a wired or wireless connection.

5G network uses a technique called OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing), which is similar to that of 4G technology. However, its air interface is designed for much lower latency and greater flexibility compared to 4G.

How does 5G technology work

Similar to 4G airwaves, the 5G airwaves would get about 30 percent better speeds thanks to more efficient encoding, and the lighting speed you hear about the 5G because, 5G is designed to use much larger channels compared to 4G.
Meanwhile, the majority of 4G channels are 20MHz, which are bonded together up to 160MHz at a time. The 5G channels are 100MHz, which could be bonded together up to 800MHz at a time. That's a much broader highway, but it also requires larger, clear blocks of airwaves than were available for 4G networks.
The purpose of 5G technology is to have far greater speed bundled with higher capacity and low latency than 4G technology. Many technology companies are working to achieve speed up to 20Gbps with 1ms latency and we are hoping that this aim is achieved.

What is 5G speed?

Well, first of all, it's really fast like 20 gigabits per second over wireless. So that's like going from streaming one Netflix movie in HD to streaming 400 movies in 8K at the same time.

That really sounds impressive!

What is 5G speed

However, the most impressive part of 5G is the speed at which it sends and receives the data with close to no latency.

What is the difference between 4G and 5G?

Before we compare the speed between 4G and 5G, let me tell you that the reaction time for a normal human being is about 200 to 300 milliseconds.

With 4G, the average speed is about 100 to 200 milliseconds and it is faster by 100 milliseconds compared to human reaction speed. But, 5G brings this down to just 1 millisecond. Yes, you read that right! It’s just 1 millisecond.

Crazy Yeah!

That's almost real-time.

What 5G can do?

With 5G technology, you'll be able to interact with people, objects or characters controlled by someone else in real-time.

The biggest breakthrough in 5G technology is self-driving cars. All the self-driving cars would send data between each other and communicate with traffic lights, road sensors, aerial drones, and so on.

What 5G can do

We humans, our reaction speed is 200 milliseconds and we still have accidents every day, and this happens across the world.

Now just think, that your car using 5G technology would be able to react and communicate with hundreds of cars around it, all just in a millisecond, not only we would curb the car accidents, we could also end traffic problems across the globe.
Thousands of self-driving cars using 5G technology are going at lightning-fast speed to their destinations. There might be no risk of you being hitting someone because all these cars know where they are in real-time, and they all are reacting to the actual world around them. How cool that would be?
Similarly, this technology can also be used for Airplanes, trains, ships, delivery trucks for faster transportation of humans and goods from one end of the world to the other.

In fact, if you leave aside the transportation vehicle and just think of drones and robots using 5G technology.

Drones with 5G technology can be used in the agriculture field. Just imagine, you have a fleet of drones that are flying over your field of crops and they are using their sensors to sow seeds, pick grown feed, or water the plants.

You would be able to use Robots as staff in your factory, using 5G technology they would be able to do their designated tasks by communicating with each other in real-time.

That would not only allow them to provide you with more output, but it would also be done in a better and efficient manner.

Advantages of 5G Technology

5G would be capable of reaching speeds of around 500 to 1500 Mbps — pretty much instantly, whereas average download speed of 4G is around 20 Mbps.

Consumers might be impressed by being able to download a movie from Netflix within seconds.

Our world would have 30 billion or maybe more connected devices by the end of 2020. The usage of the internet is expected to keep growing and our already congested spectrum bands are only going to get worse.

Advantages of 5G Technology

This leads to breakdowns in service, that could be disastrous when self-driven vehicles are on the road or in some healthcare scenarios.

Tapping into 5G technology would allow more capacity for multiple devices to be used at once in the same area (a 5G mobile tower could handle a hundred more unique devices than a 4G one).

5G towers would be of smaller size, and the small size would help in setting up the towers in different locations easily.

In urban areas, that might mean 5G towers would be on every lamppost. Ultimately improvement to coverage would depend on carriers expanding mobile towers.

All four major U.S. carriers have started to roll-out 5G wireless service; whereas, South Korea and China are head to head and also ahead into this competition, followed by U.S, Japan, U.K, Germany, France and so on…

In India, 5G service is unlikely to launch before 2022. So, all the Indians out there, you can wait for the time being, before you jump to buy new a 5G mobile.

Disadvantages of 5G Technology

The main disadvantage of 5G technology is its range, which isn’t great.

Say, you are walking down the street, suddenly there is obstruction by a tree or a building, and your phone may lose the 5G connection.

To avoid this, all the telecom service providers would be required to install many smaller cellular antennas, so that all the areas can get 5G signals.

Some residents across the world, are already resisting the installations, many of which will be near their homes, expressing concerns that these small antennas would emit harmful electromagnetic waves.

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Disadvantages of 5G Technology

The implementation costs of 5G and its infrastructure, plus maintenance costs are a big concern. And as always, you can expect that — You "The customer" will bear the brunt of these costs.

Since, 5G needs more investment in infrastructure; as it has a higher frequency than 4G, so the coverage will decrease significantly. Hence more towers will be required, which will make it unfeasible, as 4G Macro cells give coverage of 2 kms and 5G coverage is just 500 to 800 meters.


As a coin has two sides, 5G technology has its share of Pros and Cons.

Even with its Cons, most of the people around the world are eagerly waiting for the launch of 5G technology and some of us are desperate to get their hands on with this high-speed technology.

With 5G technology, you will not only get 10 times faster speed compared to 4G technology. You would also be able to play graphic-intensive games while traveling in a self-driven car, that is going at a speed of over 200 KMS per hour.

5G technology

You would be able to stream 400 movies at once in 8K, and also would be able to take advantage of faster transportation across all the continents.

Being said that, we need to keep in mind the Cons it would bring along with it.

The major Con of 5G technology is its range, your mobile would lose its signal strength if the network is obstructed with any tree or building.

To tackle this obstruction issue, telecom providers would be required to invest heavily to install more towers at short distances. This would add to the cost of infrastructure and maintenance, and some of the costs would be passed by the telecom provider to us – the consumers.

With more 5G towers or antennas being installed, there would always be a concern about the emission of harmful electromagnetic waves, which could affect all the living beings.

So, after knowing about the 5G technology, would you be willing to use it once it is launched?

Or, would you try to avoid and stay away from this technology?

Please do share your thoughts with us and if you have points which we might have missed to include in this post.

Catch you in our next post... until then... ta-ta...

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