Five myths and misconceptions about 5G networks and one fly in the ointment
Very soon, already in 2019, the first commercial 5G networks will appear in Russia. On the eve of this event, the first 5G-compatible smartphones will begin to appear in the world. All this means that the future, which has been talked about so much in recent years, will finally come, at least in the field of communications. As always, everything new and unknown is perceived by people at best with a bit of skepticism, and at worst – “overgrown” with myths and prejudices.
1. 5G in Russia is not needed
Many are skeptical of 5G only because the country uses good old Ethernet, twisted pair and the speed (as a result) rarely reaches 100 megabits. Of course, there are more expensive technologies, such as PON, at a speed of 300 Mbit / s.
In fact, the country needs a new technology, as its first application area will be Fixed Wireless Access or “fixed wireless access”, thanks to which each subscription will get access to the Internet over the air at a speed of several gigabytes per second without any wires.
2. With the introduction of 5G will lower the speed of 4G
In fact, everything will happen strictly the opposite. Working on 4G after the introduction of the “five” will become much more comfortable, because with the arrival of a new technology on the market, telecom operators are hoping to squeeze out of the old segment all the “strokes” that consume a huge amount of traffic and create huge loads on the old networks. Similarly, at one time, the launch of 4G made it possible to significantly relieve the flow of 3 and 2G.
3. 5G will eat smartphone battery
This delusion is not really a delusion. It grows from the events of 6 years ago, when the first LTE smartphones appeared, and 4G networks had a modest coverage. Smartphones at that time really consumed more energy, but this was due to the imperfection of the technology. Gadgets had a separate part for LTE, which was installed to 3G. Unlike modern modems, all this “jumble” consumed additional energy.
Now technology has gone a step ahead. The 5G Qualcomm QTM052 module consumes less power than a memory card. Also, 5G will have much better coverage, and therefore the signal will be easier to receive.
4. There is no difference between 3G, 4G, 5G
The creators of this myth want others to believe that the telecom operator delivers traffic and speed solely to the extent of its greed and arrogance. It is important to understand that when the operator promises speed, he most often declares the indicators in ideal conditions. And this, frankly, is a laboratory. In practice, the conditions, of course, are not perfect, but the average speed still grows with the development of technology.
5. Why do I need 5G
Today, the speed of the Internet is really very high. It will be 10 times higher or even 100, what’s the difference? In fact, it all comes down not only to an increase in speed. The introduction of 5G will significantly improve the situation with delays, which means that new opportunities will open up before the Internet. The most simple and clear example here is to mention that with 5G you can even remotely control a car in real time.
Meanwhile, a very strange event occurred in Holland, which many people associate with the launch of the 5G network. Immediately after the start of a new technology, thousands of starlings died. Huygens Park in The Hague was literally littered with the bodies of 150 birds. On the same day, ducks began to behave very strangely. At first, scientists feared that an epidemic of some disease had begun among the birds, but later it turned out that radio waves were driving them insane.
Some scientists claim that 5G radio waves can cause skin cancer. It is for this reason that the starlings died. Also on the day of launch of new communication stations, cows behaved very strangely. They were restless, and some even attacked people and beat out the doors of the sheds.
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