The 5G network in India may still be a distant reality but the preparations for the next-generation wireless technology have already begun. As we know that, the 4G network actually came to the common people in India as late as 2016. While it’s true that Airtel had already brought 4G in 2012, that was available in only 2 cities.
And in 2019 will see the launch of actual 5G wireless networks along with phones that will run on them. The adoption of 5G networks will even faster than 4G, which was already fairly fast said by Qualcomm’s director of marketing for 5G.
The centre is focused on developing 5G technology for the telecom industry, academics, industry, and startups. The Ericsson’s plan to spread 5G connectivity in a city. The fifth generation of connectivity sententiously called 5G will be ready for prime time next year 2019. Here, the high speeds of 5G connectivity will be deployed. The hardware is in the works, the software is being tested, and carriers are readying their plans to flip the switch on their 5G network in the first half of 2019.
The Speed of 5G Network
We are still in the 4G LTE (Long-term Evolution). It means that the operator’s of telecom are still working on the 4G networks. Compare to the speed of 4G networks to the speed of 5G Network will be much higher & fast. Here, the download speed of 5G networks will be more than 1 Gbps(Gigabits per second). The Qualcomm predicts 490 Mbit/s median speeds for 3.5 GHz 5G Massive MIMO at a Mobile World Congress and 1.4 Gbit/s median speed for 28 GHz mmWave.
At now, 4G operates in the 900MHz band & 5G will operate in higher frequencies going all the way up to 28GHz. This also means that the new 5G network has minimum latency. It means, there will be minimum data use while computing or connecting. It will enhance our experience of using the internet. As less time will be taken to stream the video in high quality, less time in downloading files.
Upcoming 5G Smartphones
With the launch of Snapdragon 855. Most of the smartphone companies have lined up to launch of their first 5G mobile for next year except Apple iPhones. Both Verizon and AT&T have announced plans to build 5G smartphones with Samsung. Also, OnePlus Xiaomi & LG says it will be one of the first phone makers to release a device using the 5G-ready Snapdragon 855 processor. The iPhone maker says to introduce first 5G-enabled iPhone might only come in 2020.
LIST OF UPCOMING 5G SMARTPHONE IN INDIA
Xiaomi Mix 3S
Samsung Galaxy S10
OnePlus 7 or 7T
Xiaomi Mix 3S
5G Network SIM
The telecom company is working towards this by ensuring that the 5G ecosystem and infrastructure is ready at the earliest. The plan is to offer not just 5G mobile network technology to all its users but also new 5G based products and devices in the coming years.
As of now, Reliance Jio aims to launch a