Internet connectivity has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years. Online communications have evolved from the standard dial-up Internet, advancing through broadband, fiber-optic connectivity, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, and now the latest rendition of 5G capabilities. Such is the dramatic innovations taking place in telecommunications, that many erstwhile industries have been rendered redundant (or seriously hamstrung) through the advent of breakthrough technologies. Consider the home telephone, public payphones, video stores, and the crafty art of letter writing as cases in point. With 5G technology, industries will be able to showcase their wares in the cloud, a virtual storage chamber accessible to those with the right credentials.
The UK is certainly no laggard when it comes to introducing innovative new technologies. As reported in Comms Business, selected cities across the country have implemented 5G technology (May 2019) on the inimitable Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phone which comes bundled with 30 GB of data, free texts, and free calls for a price of £79 per month. 5G services have the capacity to provide unprecedented speed for video communications, online gaming, file sharing, online streaming, and rapid uploads and downloads the likes of which we have never seen. 5G is the ‘paradigm shift’ the online gaming world has been waiting for. Issues such as latency, disconnects, and poor gaming performance will finally be put to rest. Such is the power of 5G technology, that it’s entirely possible to find your favorite dealer online at Mansion, the Hippodrome, or anywhere else in a regulated jurisdiction with this breakthrough technology.
Why is 5G so much better than 4G technology?
As the next evolution in mobile Internet, 5G capabilities run proverbial circles around 4G connectivity. For starters, you can expect at least 10 times the speed, and that’s what makes 5G so exciting to the tech whiz kids out there. Nowadays, it’s all about sharing multimedia content, streaming movies, and playing multiplayer games. That’s where 5G has an advantage over all other forms of Internet connectivity. First of all, 5G has less congestion, and webpages that typically clog up networks will do so for far less time because the downloads are much quicker. Issues such as bandwidth limitations also evaporate, given that 5G has many more lanes available during peak hours. This type of Internet connectivity makes it much easier to connect up to social games and play, regardless of the network you choose.
Mobile Internet users benefit the most from 5G technology, given that it has excellent download and upload speeds, unimpeded connectivity in areas where 5G technology is available, and much greater data packages than traditional 4G technology. Consider 30 GB or even 60 GB of 5G Internet packages, with no more waiting for games to load, features to appear, or latency. The latter aspect is particularly irksome to anyone downloading or uploading multimedia content, playing mobile games, or engaged in video conferencing. Of course, the lower the latency, the better. Whether you’re streaming or downloading music files, movie files, or virtual reality content – low latency is precisely what is required. Since many of the games and content are available through the cloud and cloud-based subscription services, it’s much easier to power up with 5G than ever before. Much the same is true for laptops using 5G technology.
This breakthrough technology is still in its infancy stages, and we have yet to see the widespread deployment of antennas in dense urban areas, with the requisite hardware to power this new connectivity. Once it is up and running, we are limited only by our imagination, with driverless vehicles, artificial intelligence technology, machine-to-machine communication, and widespread access to wireless connectivity, everywhere we go, 24/7.