There’s a lot of talk about 5G — how it’ll impact the Internet of Things, the low latency and lightning-fast speeds, and of course, whether or not it causes the Coronavirus (it doesn’t — let’s be clear on that). In fact, there’s no evidence that 5G technology has any adverse health effects. It’s simply the next generation of wireless technology, and you should hop on.
here are a lot of misconceptions about 5G, so let’s clear the air. 5G is the successor of 4G wireless technology, which of course came after 3G networks. 3G gave us the ability to browse the internet on mobile devices, and 4G expanded that power with faster download speeds and HD streaming capability. The 5G evolution is the next step in wireless technology and will drastically change the way we live and work once again.
5G networks use higher radio frequencies to transmit data — which travel at super-high speeds, but not as far or as well through hard surfaces. The deployment of 5G, then, requires installing many small cells that can intercept these high-band spectrum frequencies and bounce them around. Because of this, the 5G rollout is going city by city and will take a while to fully implement. Cellular networks like Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile began their rollouts of 5G service last year. Until we have 5G access everywhere, though, most carriers will use a mix of network types and frequencies to ensure full coverage.
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