What is 5G?
In telecom and non-telecom industries, you may have heard about 5G. In the mobile phone you have noticed the icon at the top of screen (2G, 3G, 4G, LTE, etc.) showing you which type of network you are accessing.
Following are generation of cellular network growth .
- 1G – Voice call only
- 2G – SMS & MMS
- 2.5 G & 2.75G – Data
- 3G – Fast Data, Video calling
- 4G – Faster Data
- 5G – Significantly Faster. It’s a new global wireless standard of 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project).
5G is expected to revolutionize communication across the globe. Not only very high speed of data, 5G technologies are projected to help drive advancements in vehicle-to-infrastructure, vehicle-to-vehicle, person-to-person, vehicle-to-pedestrian connectivity and connect virtually everyone & everything together.
Higher performance and improved efficiency empower new user experiences and connects new industries.
5G use cases?
The advancements in 5G technology are driven by multiple wireless connectivity features that are broadly classified into following,
- eMBB (Enhanced Mobile broadband)
Data-driven use cases requiring high data rates across a wide coverage area. And fixed wireless access, providing fiber speeds without fiber to homes.
- MCC (Mission-Critical Communications)
Strict requirements on latency and reliability for mission critical communications, such as remote surgery, autonomous vehicles or the Tactile Internet.
- M-IoT (massive IoT)
Need to support a very large number of devices in a small area, which may only send data sporadically, such as Internet of Things (IoT) use cases.
Benefit from 5G.
5G is expected to be a game changer to bring new benefits to business of all sizes. 5G will support various industries including the products and services of entertainment, education, insurance, healthcare, transportation, delivery, etc
Following are few benefits from long list.
- Remote Working
It is evolving and high on demand in this going on Covid epidemic but there is some technical issue mostly with bandwidth. With 5G seamless connectivity, low latency, high resolution and realistic audio, at least there will be fewer awkwardness for telepresence like remote meetings.
- Ease on Commutes.
5G’s fast and un-delayed network, automated transport, personal or public, can be smarter, safer and easier than ever. Both employers & employees will save time from commuting & business travels.
- Private Network for Businesses
Network slicing enables businesses to tailor network to their circumstances, creating practical and private 5G network based on specific requirements. Thus, the 5G can assign the resources intelligently for different purposes.
5G network will help business to work effectively, leading to more savings and more revenue. The productivity will emerge rapidly due to the bursting efficiency.
- Low Cost
Eventually, 5G will be cheaper than 4G – it may take some time, but it will happen. 5G is software-based, which does not require cables or other physical materials, leading to fewer overheads for mobile operators. The savings can be partially turned into business customer benefits.
Why 5G technology skill?
Based on a recent research, the global market for 5G technology is projected to reach USD 5.53 Billion in 2020, reaching USD 667.90 Billion by 2026, showing a CAGR of 122.3 percent from 2021 to 2026.
Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period.
5G “will enable $12.3 trillion of global economic output and support 22 million jobs worldwide” in next decade.
As of now in India, there are many telecom operators where 5G network is in pipeline. And 5G skilled people are on high demand.