5G vs 5GZ What the GeGeek this is really confusing, what’s this all about?
5G vs 5GZ What the GeGeek
The very first part to point out, 5G which is coming for the mobile phone networks IS NOT the 5GHZ for WiFi which people seem to be getting confused about. It’s a completely different setup altogether.
5GHz Wi-Fi Is Not 5G Mobile
5GHz Wi-Fi is a short range, home networking system that operates in the five-gigahertz radio band. … 5GHz Wi-Fi has more available channels and can typically run much faster, but it has somewhat shorter range than 2.4GHz.
5G is the next major evolution in mobile network technology. As with 4G before it, 5G is focused on mobile data. 5G will promise three major improvements:
- Faster network speeds: 5G networks will be capable of download speeds as fast as 20Gbps. The exact speeds an individual user will get will depend on how the network has been configured, the number of devices on the network, and the device in their hands. The 5G specification states that individual users should see a minimum download speed of 100Mbps. That’s the fastest NBN speed as a minimum.
- Lower latency: In plain terms, latency is perhaps best described as the time it takes information to get from your phone to the wider internet and back again. The typical latency for a 4G network is around 60 milliseconds, whereas 5G could decrease this to as low as 1 millisecond. This massive decrease in latency will be vital for technology such as self-driving cars, where every millisecond could make a difference in preventing a crash.
- More simultaneous connections: 5G will allow more devices to connect to the network at the same time. While smartphone usage continues to grow, this is especially important because 5G is set to facilitate new developments in autonomous cars, connected machinery, and Internet of Things devices.
So when will Australia get 5G?
5G is being rolled out with the new handsets as of this post the Samsung Galaxy S10, Oppo Reno and LG V50 ThinQ. The misconception about 5G is at the moment August 2019 5G is only available in a few selected cities, plus if you’ve a 5G device and expect to get 5G on your device sitting at home, think again, this won’t happen just yet because most of the technology hasn’t been rolled out to major cities. I honestly believe around 18 months from today ( March 2021) is when the 5G network will be mature enough for you to sit at home and enjoy the 5G mobile network as we also move towards only in research towards the next mobile network 6G etc. Right now very few if any countries in the world as of August 2019 offer 5G everywhere in there own country.
5G stands for Fifth Generation Mobile.