Several cities in USA will soon receive mobile 5G
Soon AT&T’s mobile 5G will arrive in several US cities. Cities including parts of Dallas, Atlanta, Waco and Texas will receive AT&T’s lightning fast internet. The company said it will announce more cities in the coming months. But to experience 5G services you’ll need to have a 5G handset.
5G, The next generation of wireless network technology promises to be 10 times faster than 4G. Imagine a world of endless possibilities. Streaming 8K video or downloading a 3D movie in seconds. The technology goes beyond smartphones. One day artificial intelligence, cars, robots, drones, thermostats and all new technologies will be connected with 5G.
In order to achieve this, 5G will need to travel over super high-frequency airwaves. Higher frequencies result in faster speed and more bandwidth.
In a phone interview with Mashable AT&T senior vice president of wireless network architecture and design, Igal Elbaz said:
“Think about it in three dimensions,” Elbaz told Mashable. “Enhanced mobile network and speed, IoT [internet of things] and the ability to connect more mobile devices to the network, and low-latency type of immersive experiences.”
GSMA paper addresses 3 key usage scenarios of 5G:
1. Enhanced mobile broadband: Including multi-gigabit per second (Gbps) data rates for applications like virtual reality and the ability to support extensive data traffic growth.
2. Ultra-reliable communications: Including very low latency (sub-1ms) and very high availability, reliability and security to support services such as autonomous vehicles and mobile healthcare.
3. Massive machine-type communications: Including the ability to support a massive number of low-cost IoT connections with very long battery life and wide coverage including inside buildings.
Apart from the USA, 5G recently debuted at 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang. As per Business Standard post, 5G will be used to ward off the porcine pests who roam the mountainous region around the Games with fast-acting systems that shoot rays, spew gases and emit tiger roars. Also, At the Games, shuttle buses run with no humans at the wheel, and 360-degree images in real time show competing figure skaters as they glide around the ice. This certainly makes Pyeongchang Winter Olympics the most high-tech Olympics ever.