Much has been said about 5G. This is the mobile network technology that will soon replace the current 4G (or LTE). At the time of writing several tests have been carried out in various parts of the globe, including Italy, the interpenetration will be slow.
One of the main reasons is linked to infrastructures: in fact, it will be necessary to update and implement all the repeaters, because basically the operation between 4 and 5G changes paradigm.
How are 5G infrastructures made?
If we now have very powerful repeaters at high distances with 4G, small-range repeaters will be required to operate 5G, making the connection accessible anywhere even on low-power devices.
In the past we have already described the potential of 5G and above all its strengths in this article. It is correct, however, to reiterate that, in addition to the very high speed it offers, this type of connection is able to provide particularly low latency, allowing you to connect multiple devices simultaneously.
The reference is not accidental, since it would not only concern PCs, smartphones and the like, but also and above all industrial machinery and in general the whole IoT world.
Thanks to 5G we will have intelligent means of transport that can interact with each other in order to improve travel and safety conditions, we will have appliances that can manage functions related to our supply. The range of applications of this technology is vast and can truly involve all production sectors.
How long will it take for a technology to be used in Italy?
Unfortunately, this will not be a particularly fast revolution. According to a recent research by GSMA by 2025, 15% of users will be able to take advantage of 5G, divided between Europe, China and America.
It must be clear that to do this, all smartphones, sim cards, tablets and computers will have to be replaced slowly.
In the final analysis, but certainly not in importance, despite the spread of many fake news that claimed the opposite, 5G is not harmful to human health at all.
One of the differences compared to 2G and 3G is that 5G will travel on much higher frequencies, but as mentioned above the antennas will use much less powerful signals and the penetration capacity of human tissues will always remain very low.