A preview of the new wireless “5G” standard that is going to greatly further enhance internet connectivity

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Already starting to look beyond 4G, 5G promises significantly more in various ways. We are expecting to see it becoming popular in 2018.

The “Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance” has been tasked with defining the following requirements for the 5G wireless protocol:

  1. GB per second to be offered simultaneously to connected users
  2. Data rates of several megabits per second should be supported for potentially tens of thousands of users.
  3. Several hundreds of thousands of simultaneous connections to be supported for local deployments in cities/suburbs.
  4. Coverage should be improved; spectral and signaling efficiency should be significantly enhanced compared to 4G.
  5. Network latency should be reduced significantly compared to 4G.

Improvements like this should even enable mobile “virtual reality” internet experiences; likewise our servers will be upgraded, when available, to serve even more and more data upon demand.

People involved in the wireless industry are talking about 5G nowadays. It is not quite yet just around the corner, but we at 4GoodHosting like to keep in mind such views into the future.

“New experiences like virtual reality, self-driving cars, robotics, smart cities and more are about to test networks like never before. 5G will help make them a reality. “, AT&T said in a recent press release.

5G is the current attempt at wireless network speeds approximately “100 times faster” than current [average] wireless technology. The speed goals will perhaps even exceed speeds “Google Fiber” is offering as is currently being made available in selected areas of the US. 5G’s promises of incredible speed and responsiveness has technology professionals and the consumer market buzzing with this topic more and more each week/month.

Qualcomm, a long-time leader in wireless networking chips, announced “5G will take it to the next level – bringing ubiquitous connectivity to and from all sorts of devices.”

2 hours of HD video would zip to your mobile receiver in approximately 20 seconds,instead of about 6 minutes it takes via optimized 4G networks today.

Let’s get into some of the other experiences you will have and things you’ll be able to do from your ISPs that begin to offer it.