The previous generations of cellular networks (1G, 2G, 3G, & 4G) all led to the release of the 5G network. In telecommunications, the 5G network is the planned successor of the 4G network, which provides connectivity to most cellphones.
What is 5G network?
5G network is a unified air interface designed to connect everyone and everything around the globe. It is a global wireless standard with speed, better reliability, and negligible latency, which expands the entire mobile ecosystem.
The 5G network is to deliver higher performance and improve efficiency, empower new user experiences, and connect new industries around the globe.
Like the 4G network, the 5G network operates based on the same mobile networking principles. It is not only designed to deliver faster and better mobile broadband services. It can also expand into new service areas such as connecting the massive.
Any 5G Technology-enabled Device yet?
Flashback to March 2019, the global mobile suppliers association released the 5G network’s first database for 5G devices around the world. The global mobile suppliers discovered about 20 vendors with 32 different 5G devices, which include; USB terminals, snap-on dongles, and adapters.
Forward to March 6th, 2020. The release of the first 5G smartphone – Samsung Galaxy S20.
Furthermore, the service areas of the 5G networks divide into smaller geographical areas called cells. Every 5G device in a cell connects to the internet and telephone networks by a radio wave through a local antenna inside the cell.
5G cellphones and wireless devices will connect to the network. You can do this by connecting to the highest speed antenna within the range at their different locations.
5G Network and the Conspiracy Theories about COVID-19 – is it worth worrying about?
You may have in any way seen the latest articles on different sites with the headlines: “5G is a dangerous escalated on of cellular networks, designed with higher energy radiation that may have effects on human beings”. Yes, this is weird and sounds worrisome but let’s talk about it.
With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the new rumour is that the 5G network is the major cause of the world’s current health problems. There have been many theories that it generates higher energy radiation, which can lead to cancer and damage a person’s DNA.
However, these theories and claims are false; the 5G network does not in any way cause covid19 or even disrupt cells and metabolism in human beings.
We’ve seen controversies concerning health risks of Wi-Fi networks and even cellphones (especially smartphones). Still, despite the claims for over a decade now, no result has been found that these cellphones or networks cause any form of medical illness in humans.
However, scientists proved it that radiation could only be dangerous if the radiation falls into ionizing or non-ionizing radiation.
Lastly, 5G brings about more connectivity than ever before.