5G wireless network technology is designed to boost cellular broadband bandwidth, capability and reliability. You’re willing to leave behind your 4G world?
The new cellular technology that will bring massive changes both to mobile and fixed wireless data networks, you probably have heard of 5G. What you might wonder is, how 5G differs from 4G, the existing cellular network standard, and which benefits both firms and individual users will have from the new technology.
Here’s a quick update to help you speed up the structure and capabilities of 5G and how 4G technology improve:
What is 5G?
As the most recent step in the evolution of the cellular network, 5G will see thousands of small antennas deployed on cellular towers, utility poles, lamp posts, buildings, etc. The technology, intended to complement rather than replace existing 4G networks, promises to speed up the transmission of cellular data from 100 Mbps up to 10 Gbps and beyond, a massive increase that will make the next wireless generation competitive, even with the fastest fiber optic wired networks.
Major carriers already have 5G strategies developed. In the US, in 2019 and 2020, the top four carriers–AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon–will start implementing 5G networks. Verizon and Samsung partnered on the front mobile to produce their 5G smartphone in the first half of 2019 they plan to launch marketing campaign.
However, until 2020 Apple will not be rolling out its 5G phone. 5G technology is expected to offer cable and telephone service providers (ISP) in a serious competition inside homes and offices. 5G uses radio millimeter bands in the 30 GHz to 300 GHz range, and rarely used to date.
5G versus 4G performance
At frequencies below 6GHz the existing 4G network operates. Low latency is one of the most important features of 5G, making it highly appropriate for critical applications that need rapid reaction, such as remote control of the vehicle.
In ideal conditions, 5G networks are capable of latency rates in milliseconds. Latency 4G varies between carriers and carriers and cells. In total, however, 5G are estimated at between 60 and 120 times the average 4G latency. Take the PluralSight course on managing mobile devices and learn how to secure devices without degrading user experience in your company. 5G is expected to advance wireless networking over time by bringing fiber-like speeds and extremely low latencies to nearly everywhere.
5G is about 20 times faster than 4G in terms of peak speed. The new technology provides a minimum download speed of 20 Gb / s (4G is just 1 Gb / s). In general, fixed web users, like offices and homes, have higher speeds than mobile users. 5G business impact Although 4G does not have the speed, capacity and flexibility needed to fully support a fast expanded range of mobile and stationary devices, 5G promises to seamlessly work with wireless sensors, communication technology between vehicles, intelligent lighting, intelligent energy grids, mobile wearable’s, smart home devices and other state-of – the-art technologies. Moreover, most observers expect 5G to finally enhance its long-promised potential with Internet of Things.
Since IoT applications generally need to collect large amounts of data from numerous devices and sensors, the technology requires an efficient network to collect, process, transmit, control and analyze information in real time. 5G’s high speed, cost-effectiveness and flexibility make it a strong IoT networking choice.
The 5G can also produce clever cities, another technology, which has long been foreseen, yet largely unfulfilled, in real-world environments. 5G speeds are key to supporting smart city applications such as public transit schedulation, crime detection and reporting, smart streetlight and sensors that monitor air quality, water use, car parks, circulation, sewers and trash collection. 5G will also be very important for the use of smart urban services.
5G is expected to create a seamless IoT workplace environment within the company which will enable people and devices to cooperate on a real-time basis. The new technology of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), connected between users via 5G, promises to allow for a wide range of tasks to be cooperated in everyday and in real time, which would lead to a more efficient and decentralized workforce that 4G networks would not support.
5G is also expected to contribute to a broad range of applications in telemedicine, such as remote patient monitoring and care. In a hospital setting, the technology promises that surgeons can remotely operate on patients anywhere in the world, which is now impossible in view of the high latency of 4G.
The low cloud computing latency of 5G is expected to boost the processing process to allow the handling of complex tasks in real time and to provide massive processing power and virtually unlimet storage at lower price points both to domestic and corporate users. 5G safety issues A great deal of responsibility comes with great power.
Although 5G is not considered less safe than 4G in general, there are concerns that the speed and application support of new technology could create new security weaknesses that will have to be addressed by both service providers and adopters.
The biggest concern is, 5G will increase its attack surface and offer attackers new ways to enter and tamper with networks and workplace environments by supporting new types of services, users and devices. Another problem is that the higher data rate of 5G will open the way to more powerful and efficient DDoS attacks. Because a DDoS attack combines multiple devices to transfer data to a specific system, which could overwhelm it, higher data rates can render such attacks stronger and more destructive.
The downside of 5G’s enhanced IoT support is the attractive targets for attackers for larger networks that offer enhanced performance and funktionality including edge processing. Furthermore, a new generation of 5G mobile and fixed technologies will provide attackers with a wider choice of potential targets such as self-employed vehicles, smart homes and smart cities and office, industrial and medical equipment.
“Industry in general appears to take a generally sensitive stance towards 5G hardware, software and networks, and keep a look at future innovations, new uses and cases,” said Jon Zayicek, CEO of IT risk and security at Cask. ” 5G is early enough to manage and mitigate risks with increasing adoption.”