What Really Is 5G? And Is This Service Already Here?


Many people are staunch in their opinion that the INTERNET is man’s most significant accomplishment. They say this because the INTERNET is a phenomenon that has changed the world in a manner that nothing has. The INTERNET is a vast storehouse or library where anything you want can be gotten. Whatever it is, be it for information, education, enlightenment or pleasure the INTERNET is there to meet your needs. The INTERNET has also helped to bring us all closer; now the world is referred to as a global village. You can just go online and search anybody or thing you want to know about, and voila you’ve found them. The INTERNET has given us so much at our fingertips that most times the thought is ridiculous.

The INTERNET has revolutionized the way everything is being done and we are better for it. With the growth of INTERNET users, it became imperative to make it better. A need arose to make it faster and in turn, make life sweeter for users. This led to the introduction of more options to improve the SPEED with which results get to you. We will be examining the progress made in enhancing SPEED, and examine where we are currently in technological development. We will examine some developments, from the 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G and even the latest which is the 5G.


They were introduced in the year 1979 by NTT in Japan and they are not used any longer. They are incapable of meeting the needs of people today. The SPEED was in its lowest form and browsing the INTERNET could prove highly frustrating. The capacity was minimal, and so the 1G was easily replaced, and in came the 2G mode.


These were the next generation of broadband capacity widths that were introduced after the fall of the 1G. Besides, the 2G was introduced in the 1990s, and it made using most of the Global System Mobile (GSM). The 2G system makes use of digital transmission as opposed to its preliminary the 1G which used analog transmission. Users were able to send text messages, and this spruced the use of mobile phones with an increase in Broadband SPEED. Another advantage of the 2G system was consumption of less battery. The battery life subsequently improved as a result of this making it more preferable to users. Also, the new digital coding feature added improved voice clarity.

With these improvements in the 2G network, the text messages inclusion and battery life still fell short in some aspects. Also, the network was not good in all areas. It required a strong connection to function.


With the spread of the 2G network and subsequent dependence on mobile phones, the need for more comfortable and faster services became imperative. The widespread of the use of 2G showed that a more rapid broadband service would be needed to satisfy the ever demanding populace.  It has however lived up to the billing by providing fast data services. Though the 3G satisfied initially, but people soon got tired of it. The SPEED, though fast could be frustrating at times and the INTERNET could be slow. With the never satisfied nature of human beings, they demanded yet another quicker broadband. They wanted data services at the fastest SPEED possible, and the 4G was introduced.


The 4G broadband network was introduced to boost SPEED to its fastest form. Also, 4G redefined network SPEED and took INTERNET browsing to a whole new level. Though this network broadband is not all over the world, it is being enjoyed in some countries like the UK. The SPEED of the 4G is like nothing the world has ever seen. It brings information to you at breathtaking and unimaginable SPEED.


The 5G service is the latest in broadband technology. However, the 5G service is currently the peak and it will usurp all other forms. It has a capacity of 20 Gbps and is scheduled to be released in 2019. 5G will elevate the mobile network not only to interconnect people, but also interconnect and control machines, objects, and devices. It will deliver new levels of SPEED and efficiency that will empower new user experiences and connect new industries. 5G will deliver multi-Gbps peak rates, ultra-low latency, massive capacity, and uniform user experience. With all this in store, the 5G service will encompass SPEED, unbeatable INTERNET and all users want.

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