After several years of research and development, 5G fiber-optic (FOG) systems are finally taking the internet by storm. However, do you know what to expect? What is 5G anyway?
5G is the fifth generation of wireless broadband technology that will mark a significant shift in wireless communication technology. All of the major carriers are putting it into place for testing and evaluation. The first thing that people notice when they start using the internet is how fast it is. The majority of internet users are not prepared for 5G. Even though it may not seem like much, these speeds can have a dramatic effect on our daily lives.
The way wireless broadband works is based on a technology called millimeter-wave. This technology enables communication in radio frequency or RF radiation frequencies, allowing the radio waves to travel and go through all sorts of things. When you think about how far you can get with radiofrequency technology in terms of the maximum speed, millimeter-wave technology makes this possible.
The main reason that the internet became so popular is that it’s free and easy access from anywhere in the world. However, if you do not use the internet regularly, or if you have an older phone that requires more bandwidth, you may not have access to these speeds. So, if you’re interested in the future of the internet and IoT, prepare yourself for these new technologies as they are here to stay. Even though many people are not ready for these speeds, they will be the norm.