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5G: Stripped of the Noise that Surrounds It
5G has created anticipation with its promises of wireless network technology, and transforming the technology scene. But which of the characters are actually true are elaborated.
FREMONT, CA: The world right now is spilling ink and exercising electrons in a frenetic focus on the 5G or the fifth generation of wireless technology. The 5G debate, with all the arguments and combinations surrounding it, has developed to resemble a kid’s game of running behind a ball, from one direction to another. The noise accompanying the said technology is interfering with the signal of what Fifth generation technology is precisely about. The fundamental technological definition has been confused with being a race concocted by those seeking advantage for themselves in the business or political market—majorly in the political market.
The Five Facts about 5G that Needs Attention are:
1. 5G is a revolutionary technology that will replace the hardware mechanisms of the network with software that virtualizes the network by utilizing the universal language of the Internet Protocol (IP).
2. 5G is evolutionary as the entirety of its new radios, and the central network functions are defined as a succession from 4G. Similar to the launch of 4G previously, in the majority of the markets, 5G will roll out in batches.
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3. Although 5G technology by itself is not transformational, the applications that utilize the network to function regularly will be the peaks of innovation. The “G’s” of the wireless technology has always provided a platform for entrepreneurs and start-ups to build on it a life-changing application.
4. The technology being a distributed software-based system, 5G is more vulnerable to cybersecurity risks. The networks earlier relied on a centralized hardware-based function offering a security-enhancing choke point.
5. In the long run, a new spectrum will be allocated as the 5G infrastructure is dependent on the spectrum. The evolutions of the current spectrum assignments are underway until new ones are recognized.
The 5G race has no winner and a loser as it a process that will gradually be established, only then the practical drawbacks and advantages can be recognized. By characterizing the technology and converting it into a weapon to gain popularity is demeaning to the technological progress and the policy challenges it presents. 5G, rather than being dragged down, should be acknowledged as the new network represents the need for a meaningful strategy.