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    A Little 5G Primer

    This really is a big deal. When products are optimized to take advantage of it the performance will be killer.
    5G is the ugly duckling of technology, yet it is the one that will radically change the world. According to the MIT Technology Review, 5G is a "technological paradigm shift, akin to the shift from the typewriter to the computer."

    While another reference to Moore's Law -- Gordon Moore's prediction that processing speeds would double about every 18 months at lower prices -- makes me want to heave, it remains true to form.

    5G will represent the greatest leap in processing speed since computing began, and it's predicted that 5G will be a staggering twenty times faster than 4G.

    Its true impact will not only be felt as a result of faster processing. 5G is an entirely different technology, utilizing new radio frequencies and shorter wavelengths, providing a level of connectivity the world has never seen. Here are seven ways small and mid-market businesses will benefit.
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    Re: A Little 5G Primer

    I just upgraded my Verizon wireless router from 4G to 5G. Supposed to provide a stronger singnal to my TV & tablet upstairs, but they still only listen to the 4G signal which is stringer.
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    Re: A Little 5G Primer

    Quote Originally Posted by <alt>doxygen View Post
    This really is a big deal. When products are optimized to take advantage of it the performance will be killer.


    https://www.inc.com/marc-emmer/this-...-about-it.html
    Moore’s law is at 36 months now and in 6 years we are going to hit the physical limits so it will end until we come up with a new technology. As for the 4g vs 5g I don’t think I would call it world changing if you already have 4g. My home internet is almost 20 times faster than 4g and it isn’t fundamentally different on what I can do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Moore’s law is at 36 months now and in 6 years we are going to hit the physical limits so it will end until we come up with a new technology. As for the 4g vs 5g I don’t think I would call it world changing if you already have 4g. My home internet is almost 20 times faster than 4g and it isn’t fundamentally different on what I can do with it.
    I agree the article was over the top. The transmission layer is only one part of the problem.

    I suspect 5G will impact the mobile devices far more substantially than home table top stuff. The key will be getting processors that can provide the bandwidth to take full advantage while keeping power consumption at a level where the user doesn't need a 1 lb battery and their hand doesn't melt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    I just upgraded my Verizon wireless router from 4G to 5G. Supposed to provide a stronger singnal to my TV & tablet upstairs, but they still only listen to the 4G signal which is stringer.
    I guess Verizon needs to upgrade some infrastructure for it. If you have AT&T / Comcast in your area the competition may force them all to up investment.
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    Re: A Little 5G Primer

    The technology should provide users with faster mobile Internet with low transmission time.It provided 20 Gbps downloaded speed 10 Gbps upload speed.

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    Re: A Little 5G Primer

    Quote Originally Posted by <alt>doxygen View Post
    This really is a big deal. When products are optimized to take advantage of it the performance will be killer.


    https://www.inc.com/marc-emmer/this-...-about-it.html
    I've been saying this for a while now. 5G will literally change everything. It's not just throwing buzzwords to say that 5G will shatter current internet service paradigms.

    And it isn't just the US that will see massive change as it will allow the internet to grow organically, disconnected from a central planning board and huge infrastructure costs.

    The IoT is coming.
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    Re: A Little 5G Primer

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Moore’s law is at 36 months now and in 6 years we are going to hit the physical limits so it will end until we come up with a new technology. As for the 4g vs 5g I don’t think I would call it world changing if you already have 4g. My home internet is almost 20 times faster than 4g and it isn’t fundamentally different on what I can do with it.
    No, the reason it iwillworld changing is not the speed, it will be no faster that a good broadband line today. What is so different about 5G is delivery methodology.

    The weakness of 4G is that it had huge power use, and relied on massive towers to achieve the long range to serve thousands to hundreds of thousands of users per tower. Every user that used that tower would share in the wired bandwidth that that tower had. That bottleneck at the tower is the serious limiter for all pre-5G technology.

    With 5G, they have changed the delivery method. In the new system a 5G hub would be, for instance, a residential wired connection, and all 5G device will handshake to create a virtual wired connection between each other, creating a weave of interconnected 5G connection sites. These handshakes allow two 5G devices to create a secure connection between each other quickly on the fly, and the connections can be reliably made even at high relative speeds of the two devices. So a car driving down the interstate would continually be connecting to stationary hubs in businesses and residences within range, and also establish connections with other 5G devices in other cars on the same highway.

    The ultra-low-latency protocol allows gaming-level QOS even if you are sitting 10+ hops away from a hub with an actual wired connection to the internet.

    Companies like Verizon can expand the internet by simply plugging in devices within range of another 5G device, they won't need to run lines, expect for the most remote areas that have no internet connectivity.

    So yeah, people get this wrong. 5G doesn't do anything about the speed of the internet, it does everything about the availability of the internet.

    Well, it does effect speed too, since that 100mb connection you have at home on your wired modem would be easily achievable on a wireless device using 5G
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    Re: A Little 5G Primer

    What's the point if you only have X GB a month? Unlimited plans are near impossible to find and are expensive and are not really unlimited.

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