3G technology made it possible to use the internet for far more things on the mobile. 4G (also called LTE) technology has given us internet that can almost match the broadband we have in the home.
And now there will soon be 5G internet.
What is the 5G Internet? 5G is a next generation of the 4G mobile network, also called LTE. With 5G we get a much faster mobile network, which also has no outcomes. It opens up completely new applications.
In this article, we explain the difference between 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G. You get the basics around the 5G technology and the difference to the technology we have now.
3G technology made it possible to use the internet for far more things on the mobile. 4G (also called LTE) technology has given us internet that can almost match the broadband we have in the home.
And now there will soon be 5G internet.
What is the 5G Internet? 5G is a next generation of the 4G mobile network, also called LTE. With 5G we get a much faster mobile network, which also has no outcomes. It opens up completely new applications.
In this article, we explain the difference between 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G. You get the basics around the 5G technology and the difference to the technology we have now.
1G, 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G – what does that mean?

The G that comes after the given number stands for generation .
So it says that there has been a marked shift in technology from one generation to another. Within each generation there are a number of different technologies, including a number of improvements.
For example, 4G is not the same in the EU as in the United States.
Here you use different technologies to deliver a similar product in relation to download and upload speeds, but also in relation to delays (ping).
1. 1G: First generation of the mobile network enabled one to make calls to each other.
2. 2G. The second generation allowed us to send SMSs to each other.
3. 3G. The third generation allowed us to start using the Internet mobile, but particularly limited in relation to the broadband you had in the homes.
4. 4G / LTE: Fourth generation gave us a clear improvement on third generation mobile networks. This made the Internet much more accessible to mobile users. However, still with disadvantages in terms of delay and speed.
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Note: Some believe that 4G was just another version of 3G, and so should just be named 3.5G.
Nevertheless, there is a marked difference to the third generation in terms of usability, price, speed and delay, which justified the name.
Fifth generation (5G) has the potential to make the mobile network the broadband we know from home. This can be done by a combination of technologies that enable you to speed up the speed and down the delay.
If this happens, you will probably see an explosion of new devices using the mobile network.

The Internet of Things helps set demand

Internet of things is the concept of the development that happens when ordinary things like refrigerator, car, lamps etc. are connected to the Internet. This gives the ordinary things new features and increased accessibility.
The Internet of things has gradually begun to be a larger and larger part of our lives and this will inevitably be an even bigger part in the coming years.
This puts more pressure on our internet. Most of the things will be connected to your private home network. But many of the things you take away from home will need cellular networks.

The potential is huge, but it requires that we have a well-developed network.
One of the things that 5G technology people track really will boost the development of self-driving cars. And right here it is incredibly important that you have a fast and stable network with a low delay.
Particularly when it comes to technology such as self-driving cars, a better network is needed.
It is a bit of a no-brainer that it is not possible that self-driving cars lose the connection or are delayed for a second to receive information.
At worst, it can cost human lives.

What can we expect from 5G?

Although the technology has not yet been developed, we can expect that the combination of technologies will contain approximately the technologies we describe further down in the article.
If these technologies become a reality, then we can expect that the 5G internet will be:
– The more robust – the 5G network will be significantly more stable than the 4G network.
Faster speeds and lower delays – With a ping of as low as 1 ms and a theoretical maximum speed of 20 Gbit / s (realistic speed initially will be between 100 and 300 Mbit / s), this network will be able to measure the broadband we have in the homes. And it will be useful for eg self-driving cars, Virtual Reality and much more.
More people can use the same network – the 4G network has limitations on the number of users in the same location. Which we can for example experience for concerts, festivals and the like. The 5G network can handle up to one million units per unit. square kilometers.
All in all, this means if the outcome is as predicted that we will see much more for the internet of things.
Far more common everyday things could be connected to the Internet.
It can be a huge step in the development of new technologies that can be in line with the development of the smartphone.

When can we experience 5G?

Already you are already experimenting a lot with 5G networks, but that does not mean that the launch is just around the corner.
Compared to 4G, it was not available to anyone for a long time either. Even now, there are a number of areas in Denmark where 4G is still not an option.
So there are probably many years before the technology is available to all Danes regardless of where you live.
But..

Because technology is not yet developed, you can only predict when it will become available. The most positive predictions say 2-5 years, but the more negative say 5-10 years.
But let’s hope that the technology will be ready within the next half decade.

What is 5G and what makes it special?

This is harder to answer than as so.
As the 5G technology is not yet fully developed, we can only look at the range of potential technologies that can be included in the overall 5G technology.

The technologies that are likely to constitute 5G each have advantages, but also disadvantages. And, as we elaborate further below, there is potential for the technologies to address some of the disadvantages that may be.
It does just that this combination of technologies seems likely if you can get them to work together.

Higher frequency – millimeter waves

We start with this technology, which is probably indisputable whether it becomes part of 5G or not. For one of the major future problems is predicted to be interference between the various signals.
If one can remember the physics lessons at the end of the elementary school or from the time at high school – then one of the waves’ properties is that they can make interference.

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