Facts Vs. Fiction – Debunking Themes about 5G Connection

Facts Vs. Fiction - Debunking Themes about 5G Connection

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While we started cellular networks with 2G, technology has taken new leaps now. And, the advancing rate of technology has now introduced the latest breakthrough – 5G networks. Many people are now looking forward to the official launch of the 5G networks in their area. 

But, with the new technology comes a variety of unnecessary misconceptions that need immediate debunking. 

What’s a fact and what’s fiction? Here, we are going to break down every single one of them.

1. Myth: 5G provides Worldwide Coverage

While it is true that the official launch of 5G networks has started already, it is also true that 5G isn’t available worldwide. The network operators are still figuring out the best revenue model before it is rolled out on a massive scale across the world. With the higher frequency and bandwidth that it requires, it is not surprising that network operators are still in the process of integrating more towers with higher frequencies.

2. Myth: 5G is a Low-Cost Network

The primary objective behind the 5G network development was to bring faster speeds and connectivity to the users. According to the reports from Speedcheck, you will find that the 5G networks bring in faster connectivity compared to 4G LTE connections. But, with the positives to this fast network connection, there comes a downside too. According to a report from McKinsey, the costs of the initial installation of the 5G towers will likely cost up to $900 billion. 

3. Myth: 5G will Wipe Out other IoT Technology

Brands and businesses are now working on leveraging the best technology for seamless data management. This suggests that the misconception that 5G and IoT won’t co-exist is nothing but untrue. These new technologies, along with the 5G spectrum, will likely support the applications introduced by the IoT technology.

4. Myth: 5G is Easy to Implement

Establishing and implementing the 5G network isn’t going to be an easy task. Not only will it need proper laid-out infrastructure, but the network operators will also need to work out setting up towers emitting higher radio frequencies for seamless connectivity. The implementation will also depend on the kind of assets the cellular carriers can access. There might even be an introduction to a hybrid 4G/5G architecture. 

5. Myth: 5G is the Missing Piece in the Digital World

While the introduction of 5G has taken the world up by a storm, it is not enough to fill the digital divide. The transition from the current 4G connections to 5G networks will happen gradually. Especially in the interior and rural areas, introducing this new technology will take time to establish reliable and robust connectivity. So, if you are looking forward to this revolution to bridge the gap, there are chances that the complete opposite might happen.

Conclusion

5G still has a long way to go and prosper. The introduction to this revolutionary change in the cellular network will further augment the results and implementations of IoT and other technological advances. Even with the gradual introduction of 5G worldwide, any network provider’s ultimate goal is to offer the customers the option to choose.

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.