What is 5G?

The hyperconnectivity in our immediate and collective future will demand better Internet of Things (IoT) applications. IoT products will serve us in maintaining intelligent cities and processing vast volumes of data in real-time. Accordingly, the evolution of applications and devices and the infrastructures that support them in parallel becomes necessary.

The speed of 4G networks is no longer enough, and that is where 5G becomes such a significant upgrade in the global technological context. 5G technology will transform smart devices into stand-alone automatic digital solutions in a connected society.

It is the ‘Fifth Generation’ of wireless communication technologies and standards, the network that mobile devices will use to connect to the Internet from anywhere in the world. The evolution of 4G will revolutionise communications as we know and take us into new terrain: hyperconnectivity.

For this to work, the millisecond latencies – or the time it takes to transfer a data packet within the network – that 5G allows are critical. 5G is an increasingly accessible reality and, thanks to the minimum latency mentioned above, it will facilitate:

The first extensive phase of machines interconnected in real-time – from household appliances and gadgets to vehicles and all kinds of sensors not to forget its military applications

A reduction, for example, in lag and signal drops in streaming or online games

Lower power consumption and increased battery life, something which is in line with a more sustainable economy

We are talking about any object that can transmit and receive helpful information with the Internet: smart meters, security appliances, sensors in vehicles, and more speedy and enriched microchips. The value of this new paradigm is the emergence of new economic scenarios, business opportunities and business innovations that will drive even the most dormant of public sectors.

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