The implications and complexity of the revolutionary, 5G
The fifth-generation cellular network commonly referred to as 5G currently prevails its predecessors and will revolutionize wireless communication. The technologies behind the 5G network are complex and expensive. Due to the recent development of this complex technology, speculation and interest persist among society. The idea of a complete transformational data transmission and processing network intrigues and fascinates society. The fifth-generation cellular network is enriched with advancements that will allow people to access, transmit and store data at incredible rates and with greater efficiency. The exciting speed brought by 5G technologies comes with constraints and complications but it is only a matter of time that these issues are resolved.
The fifth-generation cellular network does not just make one's phone faster, but anything that receives information wirelessly will be enhanced in its capabilities. For society to utilize other technological advancements and inventions, such as virtual reality, 5G technology will unlock an even greater potential amongst these wireless technologies. With the benefits of 5G technology, all other networks can gather on one platform. With high-efficiency technologies, such as 5G, a new possibility for information technologies branches off allowing sustainable access and new opportunity.
For instance, 5G allows for decreased latency by a factor of 10. With lower latency, the time between stimulation and response, communication between devices will be almost instantaneous. This new network also allows one hundred times the traffic capacity, ten times the connection density, three times spectral efficiency, and 100 times the network efficiency as a whole. This technology will continue to shift consumer behavior in regards to communication, the internet of things, social media, gaming, and virtual reality.
Not only will 5G influence an interconnection between humans through a device, but it will connect and control machines, vehicles, and other robotics. New levels of performance will arise with the birth and progression of 5G networking for all devices.
Currently, 5G has not been entirely publicized and accessible to everyone, some people do not even have an awareness of the different networks currently available. 5G networks are available in select test cities, such as San Jose, Houston, Austin, and Las Vegas. An important factor that society is unaware of is that in order to utilize 5G they not only need access to the network, but they also must have a 5G capable smartphone. Currently, the 5G smartphones on the market are the Galaxy note 10 plus 5G and the LG V50 ThinQ 5G. AT&T is the most popular network that provides 5G but is restricted to select businesses and consumers. Furthermore, the complexity of this innovation subsequently possesses some restrictions and limitations with the current infrastructure available to the public.
Although this technology possesses shockingly efficient systems, there are some constraints and disadvantages that persist. The costs of this technology will be high due to its cost of production and ability to maintain highly educated workers to sustain the advanced network. Subsequently, this will increase the cost of deployment and maintenance of the product. For example, with current manufacturing capabilities, the price of a 5G capable smartphone is costly; therefore, the ability for everyone to own a 5G phone will take time and money. Furthermore, due to this efficient and concentrated area of 5G connection, the coverage will be less. Meaning due to the large bandwidth that the technology provides, the current widespread coverage will consequently decrease without the proper infrastructure.
This demand for maintenance, money, and educated workers marks the “5G paradox” the power and ability of this production will similarly demand large sums of wires and new infrastructure at every city corner. To maintain the quality service that 5G provides, the denser concentration will consequently result in the pollution of new infrastructures like antennas, wires, and system processors. As time progresses, this new infrastructure will further lead to 5Gs large energy consumption. The fifth-generation network, due to its potential bandwidth with the current need of concentration to deliver high speeds will further demand a thousand times more energy than previous generations. Although this innovation will eventually revolutionize the means of wireless processing and communication many large negative externalities will arise to support the system.
The fifth-generation cellular network offers the world access to technological advancements never seen before. Due to these efficient systems, a large realm of opportunity has been created for society. However, these beneficial factors also contain some constraints and limitations for widespread implementation. Due to the ever-growing demand for advancements, there are restrictions and precautions necessary, to allow this highly advanced access to 5G networking. The status of 5G remains complex and will continue to transform into the cellular networking that acquires control over all cellular processing around developed countries.