What You Need To Know About The 5G Network

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Tech news today is full of new technologies that are changing the face our world at a rate that has never been seen before. And one of the newest technologies to have created a huge buzz is the 5G technology. So, here is what you need to know about this new technology. 

What Is The 5G Network? 

5G is the latest generation technology standard for mobile networks – the successor of the currently used 4G network. Mobile network companies such as Verizon, AT&T and Sprint in the US, as well as other companies in other parts of the world began the rollout of the new network in 2019. However, widespread availability of this network is still some time away. 

Despite that, most mobile companies are already launching new models of phones that are 5G ready. Some of them are the Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Fold, LG’s V50 ThinQ, Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro 5G and so on. 

Why Switch To 5G? 

The main reason why mobile networks will switch to the new 5G network is because of the speed. Currently, the 4G network offers a top speed of up to 100 Mbps, but the 5G network is capable of offering 10 times that speed; you will be able to enjoy speeds of as much as 20 Gbps! 

Besides the high speeds, you will also have greater bandwidth, which means that many more devices can be connected at one time. Latency will also be removed, which means that the time taken for a device to make a request to the server and get a response will reduce to zero! 

The benefits of this technology are expected to fuel global research technologies across numerous other fields. Internet of Things (IoT) innovations, autonomous and even smart technology will see growth thanks to this upgrade. Healthcare technology will also reap huge benefits from 5G. 

Basically, anything that uses networks is basically going to reap great rewards from 5G technology. 

Fears About 5G 

In recent reports, there have been concerns raised about the dangers of using 5G technology. Fears that electromagnetic radiation emitted by this network abound. There are even ridiculous conspiracy theories that 5G tech is causing the coronavirus, which is the most ludicrous thing imaginable. But people still believe these claims about 5G and are afraid of it.

However, scientific research has shown that even those who claim to be sensitive to electromagnetic radiation cannot tell when they are in an electromagnetic field. Furthermore, decades of scientific research have shown that there is no link between cell phone radiation and cancers. 

The problem starts with the definition of radiation itself. When people think of radiation, we think about nuclear weaponry. However, there are actually two types of radiation – ionizing and non-ionizing. Non-ionizing radiation is too weak to cause chemical bonds to break, which means that they are too weak to cause any health issues in living creatures. 

Wi-Fi technology comes into the category of non-ionizing radiation, which means that the radiation emitted is too weak to cause damage to our bodies. In fact, when you step out in the sun, you are exposed to radiation that is much higher than what is emitted by 5G towers or by connected devices. 

What we need to understand is that scientists constantly test new technologies such as 5G to ensure that they are safe for everyday use.

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