Businesses, developers, and consumers are already tapping into 5G’s potential and we’re thrilled for customers across the U.S. to experience it for themselves. It’s an exciting time in technology,
- said Jeff McElfresh, CEO of AT&T Communications.
5G will change speeds of around 10 gigabits per second to your phone which is more than 600 times faster than the typical 4G speeds on today’s mobile phones, and 10 times faster than Google Fiber's standard home broadband service. It is fast enough to download a 4K high-definition movie in 25 seconds or to stream several at the same time.
Features it provides:
1) 5G offers worldwide connectivity even if you’re at home or on-the-go, 5G is covering in maximum places.
2) 5G’s speed means fast downloads and less wait time for all on-demand entertainment and favorite mobile activities.
3) Increased capacity capabilities of 5G will ultimately bring more bandwidth to handle all your devices at once: from your smartphone to your smartwatch, to your connected car, and more.
What makes 5G different?
5G runs on the same radio frequencies that are currently being used for your smartphone, on Wi-Fi networks, and in satellite communications, but it enables technology to go a lot further.
How fast is 5G :
5G download speed may vary widely by area.
According to the February 2020 issue of Fortune Magazine,
- 220 megabytes per second (Mbps) in Las Vegas,
- 350 in New York,
- 380 in Los Angeles,
- 450 in Dallas,
- 550 in Chicago,
- over 950 in Minneapolis and Providence approximatively.
What is 5G low latency?
5G technology offers an extremely low latency rate, the delay between the sending and receiving of information. From 200 milliseconds for 4G, we go down to 1 millisecond(1ms) with 5G.
5G Use cases :
5G opens cutting-edge ways of improving safety and sustainability.
- Smarter electricity grids for greatly reduced carbon emissions
- More connected vehicles sharing data to prevent road collisions
- Faster deployment of emergency services to accidents
- Connected sensors that can detect and warn of natural disasters early
- Drones becoming a key tool to accelerate and support emergency situation response
- Remote expertise with specialists smoothly consulting/diagnosing patients elsewhere
5G is the foundation for flexible, efficient, and responsible business.
- Production lines autonomously reacting to supply and demand
- Digital replicas that can warn about real machinery faults ahead of time
- Logistic networks autonomously routing goods based on real-world conditions
- Full traceability down to the individual item at warehouses and ports
- Remote access to powerful robots and vehicles for improved safety in risky environments
- Increased use of IoT in agriculture to efficiently grow crops
5G sets the stage for more immersive entertainment and more engaging education.
- Greater realism in VR, AR, and extended reality (XR) with lighter devices
- Delivering sensory experiences, like touch, through devices
- More engaging methods of teaching through immersive content
- Immersive virtual meetings to boost remote team productivity
- Stable and reliable connectivity in crowded spaces
- New angles and interactions for live and remote event spectators
The Companies best positioned to take advantage of the 5G growth :
1. Ericsson (ERIC) :
It is a Swedish telecommunication equipment and services company with a market capitalization of $25 billion.
The company operates at the forefront of 5G hardware development, participating in field trials and research programs with mobile operators around the world. It has ongoing collaborative research with Verizon, AT&T (T), China Mobile (CHL), and South Korea's SK Telecom Company Ltd. (SKM), among many others.
2. Nokia (NOK):
It is a Finnish telecommunications equipment and data networking company with a market capitalization of $18.5 billion. Nokia has entered advanced testing phases on new 5G radio access products for eventual deployment by mobile operators around the world. It has ongoing collaborative research and testing programs with Verizon, China Mobile, SK Telecom, Japan's NTT Docomo Inc. (DCM), and Deutsche Telekom AG (DTEGY), among others.
3. Qualcomm (QCOM)
Qualcomm is based in California and has a market capitalization of $81 billion.
The company is closely involved with the development of 5G industry standards and has produced technological innovations in millimeter wave technology, antenna technology, and other technical areas of 5G development.
The Top Countries with 5G Deployments and Trials:
China: Three Companies Lead the Charge:
The world’s largest 5G network was launched by the three largest Chinese network operators on Oct 31, 2019, according to the state-run news agency Xinhua. China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom all activated their networks in less than five months after they were issued 5G licenses.
The GSMA expects 36% of China’s mobile users to be using 5G by 2025. That’s about 600 million subscribers, who would also make up 40% of the entire global 5G market by that year.
South Korea: SK Telecom and Korea Telecom Compete
SK Telecom acquired spectrum in the 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz frequencies to prepare for deploying 5G. In April of 2019, the enterprise claimed to be the first mobile carrier in the world to launch 5G services to work on 5G smartphones.
United Kingdom: Four Providers Launch Deployment Throughout 2019
Countries with 5G also fall within the U.K. Over the course of 2019, EE, Vodafone UK, Three UK, and O2 UK launched commercial deployments in the U.K. These operators are using equipment namely from Ericsson, Nokia, and Huawei.
Germany: Vodafone and Deutsche Lead 5G market
In 2019, Vodafone Germany and Deutsche Telekom Germany launched 5G services in 20 cities and municipalities.