Is 5G a high-risk technology? Why do I need it? Here is our file to understand everything about 5G technology!
What distinguishes 5G from 4G? Is it just faster?
From a casual consumer’s perspective, the connection speed is the clearest and most apparent characteristic that distinguishes 5G from 4G. Yes, in some cases the connection speed to 5G will be dozens of times faster than in a normal 4G situation: we can confidently speak of hundreds of megabits and even gigabits per second (and in theory even 10 to 20 gigabits).
Other characteristics of 5G are less visible, but no less important: networks must manage up to one million devices per square kilometer (4G – up to 100,000 devices) and, in principle, offer a latency of extremely weak signal, only a millisecond compared to tens of milliseconds on current generation networks.
This is where the characteristics of the new standard come into play: a small region can contain a large number of sensors sending data on the state of the infrastructure.
Why would I need 5G and such high speed on my phone?
But the question isn’t whether you need such fast internet on your phone (you probably don’t).
Is life noticeably improved in places where 5G already exists?
It’s probably too early to tell what effect 5G has had on people’s lives. In South Korea, which has become a pioneer in rolling out next-generation networks, the only apparent (and clear) difference is an increase in traffic consumption: 65% more than 4G subscribers.
Otherwise, media simply refers to certain applications that benefit from the higher bandwidth.
Let’s start by looking at why the term “frequencies” is so essential in the context of 5G. Mobile communications, like any other radio (including the same Wi-Fi), send a signal using electromagnetic radiation. In doing so, 5G can use three frequency bands, the choice of which affects two essential characteristics: the speed of data transmission and the ability of the signal to avoid various barriers.
When it comes to 5G speeds of several gigabits per second, the highest band – 24 gigahertz and above – is often chosen. The main disadvantage of this band is that Therefore, base stations must be placed extremely densely, several hundred meters apart or even closer. This is very costly for operators but results in an unstable signal on the go for users.
However, the 5G network could also work in two other bands: the lowest, below 1 gigahertz, offers speeds ranging from a few tens to 200-250 megabits per second but is reliable over large areas. Finally, the medium frequency band, from 1 to 6 gigahertz, offers average speeds and penetration.
Are 5G emissions really powerful?
“5G radiation is so powerful that individuals show symptoms like coronavirus; the authorities exploit it to push vaccines and therefore chip people. This is a well-known conspiracy theory. Let’s get to the heart of its main message: is 5G radiation really powerful enough to cause disease or harm health? (We will come back to population chipping in the next question).
There are two correct solutions to this question: simple and complex. All 5G bands emit non-ionizing radiation, which can only heat the living tissues they pass through but do not damage their molecules and therefore have no impact on the chemical processes of living beings.
Studies of conceivable, hypothetical, prospective, and fictitious impacts of non-ionizing radiation on living cells are ongoing, but have yet to demonstrate an unequivocally repeatable effect or provide a mechanism to explain this effect. In summary, there is no reason to believe that 5G or any other radio frequency radiation can cause substantial harm to human health at this time.
When can we predict 6G?
The creation of sixth-generation networks (which will, of course, be faster than 5G) has just begun. 6G will most likely not be available for another decade.
Will my iPhone be compatible with 5G?
The answer is yes depending on the models. Apple has now produced 5G iPhones.