“Today is the beginning of a new era for the iPhone.”
The could be heard resounding as Apple presented the iPhone 12, the new model of its flagship phone, which for the first time will have the ability to connect to 5G cellular networks, something that was already included in a few androids phones like the Samsung before then.
“Superfast”, “advanced”, “secure”, that is how the new iPhone was described, and most say, the specs were pointing people in the right direction.
The iPhone 12 will have a download speed of about 4.0 gigabytes per second.
Does the new 5G technology for cell phones have any health risks?
There is less and less to go before the 5G spectrum bands are auctioned. Predictably, the process will take place during the first quarter of 2020 and this will allow this technology to begin to reach citizens en masse and we can enjoy its advantages, but… what exactly does it consist of and what changes will it bring to our lives?
What is it and what is it for?
5G will not be a simple new generation of mobile telephony, but rather the fundamental enabler for the digital transformation of society and the development of the fourth industrial revolution.
It has nothing to do with what the transition from 3G to 4G meant. It will mean an unprecedented increase in the number of connected devices, data transfer volumes, and real-time remote management capabilities.
All this, which will be achieved thanks to increased speed and reduced latency, will be essential in areas such as industry, distribution networks (water, electricity, etc.), or traffic management (in an environment where autonomous cars, traffic lights, and even traffic signals require a fast connection and response time) or health (remote assistance in remote operations) or entertainment (virtual reality, augmented reality or real-time games).
In a scenario where mobiles will be just another device among the millions connected, 5G networks are absolutely essential for the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) or autonomous driving.
Are the frequency bands used for 5G the same as those currently used?
Yes, the frequency bands that will be used for 5G are those that have already been used for other purposes in addition to currently existing mobile network technologies. 5G technology will be deployed in three key frequency bands to provide greater coverage and include all of the use cases noted above. The three bands are below 1 GHz, between 1-6 GHz, and above 6 GHz.
4G and 5G technologies will coexist and complement each other in terms of performance and capacity for many years. Thus, 4G will have coverage throughout the national territory, while 5G will gradually be deployed according to the demand for use.
The benefit for users is that they can guarantee high performance to a greater number of terminals connected to the network at the same time.