The 3G is still dominant and 4G is still in its infancy in many countries, but this does not prevent the industry is already devoting efforts to develop the 5G. The new rate, which promises to connect up to a thousand times faster than its predecessor, you can completely change the way that uses mobile devices in the very near future. See below what to expect from this technology.

First of all, it is important to know that the number followed by the letter G indicates the generation of the connection. But more than the order of magnitude of each type of mobile Internet, it is worth learning that each generation embraces not only a technology - ie, there may be several types of fifth-generation Internet, as today there are two 4G standards and there 2G 3G and some different.

Speed Gigabyte
Still in the initial stage, the 5G has not yet defined standards, but tests are being conducted in various countries. In South Korea, the most wired country in the world, experiments made by Samsung managed to transfer data at a blazing speed of 1 gigabyte per second - that fast, HD movies can be downloaded in one click.

In comparison, the fastest 4G World in Korea reaches a maximum of 0.02 gigabytes (20 megabytes) per second.

Roughly speaking, the 5G tested today is already 500 times faster than that, and will allow users to access the Internet even traveling at speeds of nearly 500 km / h, almost twice supported by 4G. For this reason the world connected to 1 gigabyte per second should be very different from today.

What should be changed?
Hence the 8 or 10 years, when the 5G should be accessible, everything will be connected and location-independent hardware information processing, opening up even more space for cloud computing. Mobile devices send packets at high speed for servers, which will take care of the heavy lifting in fractions of a second.

This already happens today, but the Internet 5G can move to extreme levels, for example, view live streams of games of the World Cup 2022 in a small device like Google Glass. Or, carry a super-powerful computer into a device smaller than a stick 5G chip.

But what is really expected an avalanche of products which called Internet of Things. In some years, the refrigerator will start to notify via smartphone (or any other gadget) that food is running out, or, at a more sophisticated level, entire cities will be connected. A "smart city" could for example detect abnormal traffic patterns on the streets and send alternative routes to connected cars.

When will it arrive?
Of course futuristic forecasts should always be taken with caution, especially if we talk about various countries with infrastructure problems.

The natural cycle of emergence and development of each generation revolves around a decade, so the 5G would arrive around 2021. But Korea now plans to launch a network of fifth generation in 2017, with full availability in 2020. The future is uncertain, but at least the 4G should now be so-crowded as current 2G and 3G 2014.

on 6/19/14


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