5G is a buzzword that has been circulating in the media for quite a while, but not everyone can relate to the “5G standard”. 5G is the fifth generation of mobile networks, which is a further development of the proven 4G LTE technology.
But where exactly is the difference now?
The developments of the mobile communications standard that preceded the 5G standard (2G, 3G and 4G) focused almost exclusively on the further development of communication services for consumers. The focus was, for example, on improving internet browsing, creating higher data speeds, adding video streaming and adding improved wireless connections.
With 5G, the target group now goes far beyond consumers; the 5G standard also offers great opportunities for the needs of companies, cities, utilities and many more. This is because the technology ties in with the steps towards Industry 4.0, which started with the introduction of 4G, and thus raises the Internet of Things (IoT) and the previous M2M (machine-to-machine) communication to a new level.
The new 5G standard enables faster download and upload speeds, lower latency times and a higher capacity of data load in its networks due to the high radio bandwidth and thus brings some advantages especially for Industry 4.0. More and more, our network evolution is moving towards seamless, real-time connectivity, with data downloads improving from the previously possible 4G peak data rate of 2 Gbps to the 5G peak data rate of up to 10 Gbps. All of this translates into shorter delays, better connectivity, higher mobility and faster speeds for all businesses, consumers and entertainment venues – creating endless new opportunities and applications. Because the 5G standardand company-owned campus networksare the perfect solution for mobile communication wherever the requirements for performance,networkcoverage, mobility and security exceed the possibilities of existing (WLAN) networks.