5G Technology, Downloading Speed of 5G and Its Launch in INDIA
When 5G will arrive in India and what’s going to be 5G Speed?
The next big thing in the world of smartphones and data connectivity that will have the potential to reshape the world, just the way 3G and 4G did, will the 5G technology.
What is 5G Technology?
5G is in a R&D stage and is the next generation of mobile network. Estimates suggest that its earliest rollout would happen in 2020. Big companies like Apple, Samsung, Nokia and others are consistently working towards it.
While 2G and 3G networks were primarily designed for voice transmission, 4G was designed for data transmission. And 5G will further make it faster, where users will be able to stream or download HD movies within seconds. For comparison, on good 4G connections the same content will take minutes to download. In other words, 5G will allow users to make calls, send texts, watch videos, download videos, all at a faster speed than 4G and there is more to it. According to sources, 5G networks will be capable of achieving peak download speeds at 10GB per second.
It will also have the capacity to connect the billions of devices like driverless cars and household appliances which will connect to the internet in the near future.
How fast is 5G?
India’s plan to catch up 5G with rest of the world:
After playing catchup with the rest of the world in the adoption of 2G, 3G and 4G technologies, the Indian government wants the country to be an early adopter of 5G, which is expected to be commercially rolled out by 2020.
A research team commissioned by the government to work on 5G technology has already filed 100 patents so far — of which around 10 have already been granted.
We are scaling up fast and switching gears because 5G is just around the corner,” said Kiran Kuchi, a professor at the department of electrical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad.
Most of these patents have been filed simultaneously in the US and in India. Apart from the government, private stakeholders such as the newest telecom service provider Reliance Jio along with Tata Teleservices and Tejas Networks and a host of startups are partnering in the effort by lending their manpower and equipment.
“This is the first time that India has contributed at this level on the global stage. This is a coherent, long-term and a result-oriented project,” said Kuchi.
“The fact that we are trying to take so many patents into the global 5G standards will benefit the Indian industry hugely,” added Kuchi.
An official of the ministry said that the idea behind the ongoing work is to generate indigenous IP which can provide India some bargaining power. “One-fifth of the cost of a telecom equipment is the royalty paid to the patent holder, so when we have a set of our own IP, it can incentivise domestic manufacturing and reduce costs,” added the official.
This person said that India is aggressively pursuing the agenda at the body which is making standards for 5G of which India has been made a member only two years ago.
“World over governments in China, UK, and others are pumping money in 5G and we can’t miss the boat,” added the official.
5G trials are being rolled out across the world and a variety of players from telecom service providers like Ericsson, Orange and Verizon or tech players like Google and Samsung have shown interest in or conducted field 5G trials.
5G will be capable of delivering average speed of over one 1 GB per second and support several devices at once.
So Let’s Hope for the Best!!