Is the 5G Technology Good or Bad? An Honest Analysis

If you think that this article will be talking about subjects like the 5G technology causing the coronavirus, or the secret to its invention being brought by ancient aliens trying to destroy humanity than you made it to the wrong place. This article is talking pure scientific facts, with no room for fairy tales and childish claims.

First of all, you must know that when other technologies like 4G and 3G appeared, there were also some groups of people linking them to irrational and illogical stories. People have the natural tendency of condemning what they don’t understand. Now let’s talk science:

What is 5G good for

With the 5G technology, traffic threats won’t be threats anymore. 5G will limit automobile accidents by informing the drivers ASAP when there’s a threat or dangerous road coming their way. The 5G allows more users to receive internet connection, and the quality is better as the connection is faster and more stable while under usage of many users.

However, you may still ask, ‘why on Earth would you need faster internet nowadays?’. To answer that, you have the example from above with the cars, but check out another one: let’s suppose you want to live stream an event from a crowded place. The streaming video won’t experience interruptions as it’s the case for most of the videos streamed on social media nowadays.

To summarize it all, 5G is created to support a 100x increase in both traffic capacity and network efficiency. 5G has lower latency than 4G, but this will allow it to deliver more instantaneous and real-time access: a 10x decrease in end-to-end latency down to 1ms. The 5G network will have greater bandwidth, which allows faster download speeds up to 10 GB per second. There won’t be targeted only cellphones like the existing cellular networks, but also laptops and desktop computers will be involved. The new networks will work like internet service providers, as they will be competing with existing ISPs.

Any downside?

The biggest downside will be that some people won’t know how to use the 5G technology, and therefore they’ll become obsolete. Furthermore, the ridiculous stories about 5G causing diseases will still carry on for long as naive and absurd people will always exist.

But now to take things a lot more seriously, we should also take into account that many regions throughout the world, especially those dominated by poverty, will not become part of the project. Therefore, the 5G network will show its glory only to certain regions. But this will happen only for some time, as in the end and to put it in a poetic note, the good will prevail. Technology keeps evolving, and people usually want to keep the pace with the latest improvements and trends.

5G is already happening

It became a trend in 2020 that more and more smartphones support the 5G connectivity, as they were made by companies like Samsung, OnePlus, LG, Motorola, Xiaomi, and more. As Wikipedia puts it very clear:

In telecommunications, 5G is the fifth generation technology standard for cellular networks, which cellular phone companies began deploying worldwide in 2019, the planned successor to the 4G networks which provide connectivity to most current cellphones. Like its predecessors, 5G networks are cellular networks, in which the service area is divided into small geographical areas called cells. All 5G wireless devices in a cell are connected to the Internet and telephone network by radio waves through a local antenna in the cell.

Overall, you got the point: the 5G technology is a good thing, and there is no reason to believe otherwise. Unless you still believe in fairy tales and Santa Claus.

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