The 5G networks and all the hype about how good it is and also how revolutionary it is going to be for cellular communication. In actuality it is not about speed that is the actual advantage, it is the connectivity of devices that makes 5G as the dawn of new age when it comes to cellular communication. Cellular communication has been inching into our lives slowly but surely and I remember when it was just a flip phone and how convenient it was to store numbers in it without having to write down all your friends number and remember to carry them everywhere you went on your pocket along with the phone. The additional feature of being able to store your friends name and number was actually a great feature and little did I envision of what it has become today. Why is 5G such a big deal? Well, for the short answer with out 5G your life will completely codependent on your phone eventually. You can be single with no strings ties in a relationship or any dependence on anyone for that matter, except the cellular phone.
Since iPhone was introduced the holy grail of smart phone technology was to automate your life as much as technologically possible. The smart phone has a lot of what is know as peripheral accessories alreay loaded in it. The GPS, gyro-meter, temperature sensor, pressure sensor, camera, RFID to name a few. With the GPS your phone can tell your home thermostat to wake up from sleep mode to action mode to warm your home or even your bed if you have the means. The refrigerator can alert you with the inventory when you go grocery shopping by knowing when you are actually in the grocery shopping! This type of living would have been possible already if not for this pesky technology called 5G that was taking this long. In reality we have the technology today and it is getting deployed around the United States at a very rapid pace.
What does the 5G actually do?
Good question! 5G is all about connecting small devices and more importantly stay connected! Why is the staying connected part such a crucial aspect of this technology? For your fridge to communicate with the phones, the home thermostat, door lock, starting the car all of this is depended on these devices are able to be woken up in a moments notice so they are not expected to stay ON 24×7 putting a stress on the battery. You see with all the technological innovation, the battery and energy is still the bottle neck in this whole equation. 5G operates in very high frequncy wavelenghts that it enables for this technology to be feasible and functional. How? is making these devices being able to operate in a small frequencies means that these signal are very powerful when the devices are in close proximity meaning that it require multiple cell phone towers instead of one giant tower, it requires multiple smaller micro cell type structures and with more devices being added to this cluster means every house is going to need a cell phone signal booster.