General 5G Wi-Fi information

Sometimes we choose the technology and sometimes the technology chooses us.  5G Wi-Fi is the technology choosing us.  5G is coming our way, whether you know it or not.

There are two major advantages to 5G Wi-Fi which consumers will appreciate: download speed and almost zero latency, or delay.

5G Wi-Fi download speed

5G Wireless brings data rates up to 10gig; with that, movies and television shows download in record time, graphic-intense 3D virtual reality plays out smoothly, with greater resolution.  On the road, car-to-car sensors interact far more responsively, making all cars safer, whether drivers are in direct control or the cars are autonomous.

 

No delay

Round trip, a signal will require only one millisecond from the time an app or device requests data and then gets a response: seventy percent faster than 4G, making interactions between devices more responsive than anything we see these days.

5G enabled “internet of things”, or IoT, from thermostats to keyless locks, respond to remote commands quicker.

A greater number of users streaming a greater amount of content will not bog down the home or office data network.

Robotic controlled devices, such as drones or even medical equipment, can react to commands quicker.

If you have ever had a video-chat with a friend or colleague you have probably noticed a delay in the video, that problem will be alleviated with 5G Wi-Fi.

 

Cloud computing

Cloud services will be decentralized, distributed closer to the end user.  Cloud based business and gaming apps will, consequently, transfer data quickly.

Businesses run everything from accounting programs to manufacturing designs to graphic art apps in the cloud.  Teams working together, in real-time from remote desk stations, can modify documents while having a video conference with no lag or latency as video refreshes and documents update.

 

The Landscape of 5G Wi-Fi

5G Wi-Fi transmits a signal in the millimeter wave spectrum.  These signals, while blazingly fast, have limitations.  They cannot penetrate buildings as 3G and 4G can.  5G millimeter waves are not powerful enough to reach great distances like previous generations of cell technology.

Because of the transmission limitations there will be more cell antennas, not always mounted on the now-familiar cell towers you see around the cityscape, but on buildings and utility poles.

These ubiquitous cells are what will aid in the increased speed of data retrieval, plus require cloud data centers to locate closer to end users.

There is plenty of infrastructure to come with the layout of 5G Wi-Fi; it will not be arriving overnight, but it is on the horizon.

5G Wi-Fi sees us and knows we need it, now more than ever; even more so as we push toward the future.

5G Wi-Fi is coming.  It is nice to be chosen.