5G is the fifth-generation technology standard for wireless networks, which mobile phone companies began deploying worldwide in 2020, and is the planned successor to the 4G networks which provide connectivity to most current mobile phones.

The next generation of telecommunications networks (fifth generation or 5G) has hit the market and will continue to expand worldwide. Beyond improving speed, the technology is expected to unlock a massive 5G Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem where networks can meet the communication needs of billions of people. Of connected devices with the right trade-offs between speed, latency and cost.

From artificial intelligence and self-driving cars to telemedicine and mixed reality to technologies that are still unimaginable. All of the things that we hope will make our lives easier, safer, and healthier require fast internet connections that are always available.

In order to keep up with the rapid development of newly connected devices and vehicles, not to mention the proliferation of video streams, the wireless industry has introduced the so-called 5G, which is called 5G because it is the fifth-generation wireless network technology. It is a Promise that 5G will enable your phone speed to reach about 10 gigabits per second, which is more than 10 times faster than the typical 4G speed on modern mobile phones.

Initially, many companies started out rolling out 5G via way of means of constructing atop their 4G or LTE networks, which produced masses of connectivity.

Timeline of Wireless Generations

1980 -1990s: 1G

1G only supported voice calls

Data bandwidth: 1.5 – 1.9 kbps

 1990s: Digital 2G (GSM) 2.5G GPRS. EDGE

3G networks supported high-quality audio and video, and international roaming.

Data bandwidth: 14 Mbps

2010: 4G

2G and 2.5G supported voice calling, text messages, picture, browsing and multimedia messaging (SMS, MMS).

Data bandwidth: 14.0 kbps – 171 kbps

2000s: 3G, HSPA

4G and LTE supported HD video streaming, Support interactive multimedia, voice, video.

Data bandwidth: 1 Gbps

2019-Present: 5G

Extreme high speeds and low latency

Data bandwidth: 10 Gbps