Here talking about the ultrafast 5G network which signals the 5th generation of the mobile network evolution.
Recent weeks has seen the tech world lit by launch of what could be tagged the biggest thing in mobile network evolution.
While the 5G network promises a download speed that could reach 20 times the download speed of the 4G network (you don’t want to imagine that), significantly this year 2019, marks the 40th year since 1G network was introduced and it will be insightful for us to take an overview of the journey so far in the evolution of mobile network.
In the 1970s an engineer working for Motorola invented the first mobile phone actually meant to work as a car phone, but it wasn’t until the close of that decade in the year 1979 that the formal beginning of the mobile network came to be.
In 1979, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph company (NTT) in Tokyo introduced the first generation of mobile network in Japan as an advancement of telecommunications operations in the Nation.
The technology employed the use of analog signals, had a bandwidth of 10MHz, frequency of 80 and 900 MHz; this was a step forward compared to the much heavier wired communications system.
Consequently in the early 1980s, Europe and West in general adopted the new technology with countries such as the UK, Finland and the US being pioneers.
Other Key Features Of The New Innovation Were:
- Frequency Modulation (FM) system
- Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA)
- “Voice only” transmission.
While the 1G mobile network was going global, tech champions all over the world were continually developing on it and seeking for new ways to better the new found wireless transmission network.
This saw to the development of the Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) in the 1990s. This was further improved to the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) Module.
The GSM became the basic standard for all further developments the mobile network revolution has witnessed so far.
Key Features Of 2G Network Included:
- SMS service
- Data rates of up to 64kbps
- Encrypted voice transmission
- Digital system and enhance security.
Latter on certain improvements to the 2G network such as the 2.5 and 2.75 systems were introduced. These supported higher data rates of up to 171kbps with the aid of the new General Packet Radio Service (GPRS).
Enhanced Data GSM Evolution (EDGE) also came late on with the CDMA2000 system. These increased data rate limits to 473.6kbps and 384Mbps respectively.
As smart phones got introduced to the telecommunications world, they met the third generation communication system 3G.
The 3G began with the introduction of the Universal Mobile Terrestrial/Telecommunication Systems (UMTS). This supported video calls on mobile devices for the first time.
The 3G network fostered the development of special, specific applications for smart phones that supported such platforms as video calling, social media, email and multimedia chats.
Key Features Of The 3G Technology Includes
- Higher data rate
- Video calling
- Mobile app support
- Tracking systems
- Enhanced web browsing
- TV streaming.
Just as the 2G system, the 3G system also witnessed such upgrades as the 3.5G and 3.75G systems.
Adding to the list of upgrades are; the High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA).
These all helped to up data rate limits up to 2mbps.
The Long term Evolution (LTE) technology also known as the 3.9G system was the last upgrade of the third generation of mobile networks, and by this time, the mobile network evolution was witnessing its biggest transformation as at yet, and world was excitedly waiting for the very next thing.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) developed and introduced the 4G system, which is an enhancement of the 3G network. The 4G system made use of the LTE technology.
LTE technology supports simultaneous transmission of voice and data which significantly improves data rates.
Also employed in the fourth generation of mobile network are such wireless transmission technologies as WiMax.
Overall, The Key Features Of 4G Network Include:
- Superb data rates of up to 1Gps
- HD video streaming and streaming
- Voice over LTE network VoLTE (using IP packets for voice).
While certain parts of the world are yet catching up with the 4G network; this year 2019, forty years after the introduction of the first mobile network, we’re being shocked by the overwhelming 5G network.
Whether it is the Western row with China that has Chinese Tech Giants Huawei in between or just the craze of new inventions, the 5G network is taking the world just as the Hurricane Irma overwhelmed costal USA and the Carribean Islands.
The 5G network which is promising data rates of up to 20Gps will offer ultra fast internet experience for users.
Amidst speculations, the 5G network employs the use of millimeter waves and limitless spectrum to aid it’s super system.
The Few Keys Features Of The 5G Network Yet Known Include:
- Ultra fast data rates of up to 20Gps High security and reliable network
- Cloud based infrastructure
- Low latency in milliseconds
- And of course lots more that are yet unknown.
As awesome as the 5G network is, most of the world might just as yet sit and admire, biting the tips of their fingers as the installation of the 5G technology is yet limited to G7 Nations such as USA, UK, China and South Korea, accompanied with a number of other developed nations.
In the end, it’s amazing to see how fast humans have gone to develop a system which afore time had been deemed impossible in just a space of 40 years.
Now we can only fear our capacity to achieve more unimaginable feats in technology in the near future. So what about 6G? Let’s see
5G Network can be found in some recent top smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S10.
Hello, the world is 5G!Cheers to 40 years of mobile network evolution and 5 thrilling generations.