G, 2G, 3G, 4G, and finally now 5G! What does G signify after each numeral? Experts define it as the 5th Generation. Itd includes 5 new technology designed to overcome the shortcomings of the previous generation. Precisely, it is the next generation of mobile network technology. .Lifewire estimates that by 2023 5G is going to back 10% of the mobile connections over different countries. As per the IEEE Spectrum , it surpasses 4G in all technical aspects. Increasing network crowding leads to heavy traffic and high latency over connectivity.
New technology and challenges go hand in hand. It asks new questions, has more expectations, and has to meet higher requirements.
Will 5G be leverage to the business?
The answer is Yes.
5G will be designed to offer faster connectivity especially to the sectors dealing in large spectrum of data. Immediate data access aims to maximize efficiency of systems and servers. Data scientists will be able to make the best use of the network bringing multiple benefits to the company. 5G will prove to be advantageous to any prospective business.
Will the 5G frequency spectrum cause health issues?
It is a serious question as it is proven, birds lose sense of navigation due to high-frequency mobile waves. According to the Cancer Epidemiology update following the 2011 IARC radio-frequency electromagnetic fields infers that scientific evidence is now adequate to conclude radio-frequency radiation is carcinogenic to humans. The US National Toxicology Program(NTP) gave “clear evidence” of cancer, heart damage, and DNA damage. According to IIAS Expert Forum on Wireless Radiation And Health, millimeter-range electromagnetic frequencies used by 5G harm organic matter including human cells.
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How will the bandwidth problem be solved?
Five impressive technologies that managed bandwidth problems include Millimeter waves, massive MIMO(Multi-in Multi-out), full-duplex, beamforming, and small cells. The 5G technology is making use of the unused electromagnetic spectrum thus helping in the accommodation of more and more IoT devices which will be able to connect over the network without any network Traffic issues.
Is it pocket friendly?
The expected technology with benefits may not prove friendly to our pockets. But to make every device compatible to the use of 5G will require a complete infrastructural transformation of Telecom Sectors and Electronics Industry. Moreover, the mega telecom network partner Reliance Jio has recently announced to launch an Android-based operating business in collaboration with Google. It seems innovation and competition in the mobile industry may have affordable 5G-compliant devices by the time its network coverage reaches rural India.
Will be it be able to overcome digital inadequacy in India?
Digital divide between rural and exist. We are spending on the growth of the telecom sector but past instances have shown that results have not been that impressive if the money factor is not taken into account.
The Public-Private-Partnership model for network infrastructure named BharatNet, a digital connectivity initiative that was first launched under the Manmohan Singh led UPA-II government in 2011. When Modi government took the rule, the purpose was to connect all 300,000 villages by laying 300,000 km of optical fiber network by end of 2018. It also aims to set up adequate Wi-Fi hotspots to cover 100 million citizens by 2020. However, the work is still in progress. If we take into account that the promising 4G hasn’t reached the masses of India yet, 5G is expected to solve that far-off dream for the vast population living in rural or under-serviced areas still aloof of the benefits they can get. The Modi-led Government needs to chalk out policies and regulations such that the rollout of 5G in India’s rural areas is taken into consideration contributing to the demolishment of the digital barrier.
All the answers are subjective until results are finally out in front of us. Until then we can’t say that whether it will be a blessing or a curse in disguise.