5G Network: Criteria, Applications And What To Expected

3G and 4G are currently being use be network providers but we hope to see 5G take over in the near future. The deployment of Fifth Generation wireless telephone technology (5G) is expected to play a huge part in the next industrial revolution. It is expected to address challenges not just in the mobile industries but also on our every day lives.


To journey to the Fifth Generation network wireless telephone technology (5G) began in 1981 when the First Generation wireless telephone technology called 1G was introduced. This was later replaced by the Second Generational Standard the 2G network in 1992. In 1998 the Third Generation Standard 3G was introduced but didn’t became commercial until 2001. And in 2008, the Fourth Generation Standard was launched but became popular in 2011/2012.

The Fifth Generation Standard (5G) which is expected to be applicable on device in 2020/2021 will be operating on a much wider frequency than previous network standards. The introduction of 2G brought about digital encryption, SMS, and data services, and 3G saw the introduction of a faster mobile internet access, video calls, and mobile TV. 4G on the other hand brought about ultra-broadband access. 

Although no standard has been set yet but the GSMA for 5G network, but 8 criteria has been thrown that a network most meet to qualify as a 5G network, These include;
  • One to 10Gbps connections to end points in the field
  • One millisecond end-to-end round trip delay (low latency)
  • 1000x bandwidth per unit area
  • 10 to 100x number of connected devices
  • (Perception of) 99.999 percent availability
  • (Perception of) 100 percent coverage
  • 90 percent reduction in network energy usage
  • Up to ten-year battery life for low power, machine-type devices
We hope to see in the coming future the development and advancement this will bring. 

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