is the fifth generation mobile communication technology based on the IMT-2020 standard. The speed of Internet access in the 5G network is predicted at around 10 Gbit/s.
5G reduces the signal delay to one millisecond - against 10 milliseconds on 4G networks and 100 milliseconds in 3G.
New generations of mobile communication appear every 10 years. Within this interim, time is spent on the development of technology, standards and infrastructure upgrades.
It is expected that the 5G network capacity will be enough to serve more than 1 million devices per 1 km² at an average speed of 100 Mbps.
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Who Deals with 5G Networks in the World
Today 5G technologies are used by:
research laboratories (for example, the 5G Lab Germany laboratory at the Dresden Technical University);
mobile operators (British Vodafone, American Verizon and AT&T, Japanese NTT DoCoMo, Swedish Teliaetc);
telecom equipment suppliers Swedish Ericsson, (Chinese Huawei, Finnish Nokia, South Korean Samsung, etc.).
These apps and services require significantly higher characteristics of a mobile Internet connection, which cannot be implemented in existing commercial LTE networks.
It is expected that 5G networks will allow connecting many devices capable of establishing billions of connections, due to which it will be possible to create new services in:
Tactile Internet (transmission of touch),
IT and Telecom,
automotive industry - self-driving cars,
agriculture and many others.
Due to the 5G networks, it will also be possible to improve the quality of use of already existing services, where large volumes of traffic are involved.
Launch of the World's First 5G Network
October 1, 2018 Verizon announced the launch of the world's first commercial network of the fifth generation (5G). The operator has deployed it in four US cities: Sacramento, Houston, Los Angeles, and Indianapolis. The company officially declared Houston resident Clayton Harris "the first customer of the 5G network in the world,” which provides an average speed of 300 Mbit/s, and the maximum of 940 Mbit/s.