Are you planning on implementing a 5G network?
5G networks are the next big thing in mobile internet connectivity. After almost a decade of development, it has finally become a reality in some areas. It offers an unprecedented transmission speed that far surpasses its predecessor, 4G. And since we’re talking gigabytes per second transfer rate, 5G is actually faster than virtually any home broadband available.
Although it’s not just a simple, though tremendous, upgrade in speed that 5G brings. It’s also going to make leaps and bounds to the technology of the smart devices. What was once only done through computers can now be done in smart devices as well. Furthermore, IoT gadgets will be able to interconnect more smoothly. Also, things that require complex operation are now achievable. This includes drones, autonomous cars, and smart cities.
The biggest drawback of 5G network is it’s still far from complete. It’s also available only in certain countries and areas as of now. Moreover, the increase in bandwidth translates into less coverage. That’s because a lot of cells must be built in order to support the network’s ridiculous speed. More signal droppings are to be expected as of now too. There are issues about its capability to penetrate walls and other materials as well.
But the most concerning of them all is that some claim that the network produces radiofrequency radiation. It’s a big health hazard since it can damage cause cancer, premature aging, DNA damages, disruption of cell metabolism, etc. This is due to the power of the cellular towers that will empower 5G networks. The more powerful the cell phone towers are, the more chance it will emit radiation to the environment.
As you know 5G is the future....
5G networks can be built in different ways from multiple bands of wavelength spectrum: low-band, mid-band, and high-band.High-band millimeter wave frequencies have greater bandwidth available to carry more data in dense urban areas but require cell sites to be in close proximity and have limited penetration in buildings. Mid-band balances speed and range, providing broader coverage than high-band. And it’s less impacted by buildings. However, much of its bandwidth is already in use, so there’s not a lot available for 5G growth. Low-band, like our powerful 600MHz spectrum, travels farther than other bands—over hundreds of square miles—and can pass through more obstacles, providing a better, more reliable signal both indoors and out.