A game changer?
5G is in the processed of being rolled out and it is on its way to the UK. Network communications have always been at the vanguard of modern-day society and it has transformed the way we go about our lives. Of course, there are still obstacles to overcome before 5G is fully in place. Yes, there have been some concerns and criticisms levelled at 5G, but it will offer download speeds faster than most people can imagine.
And with more and more smartphones set to offer or have 5G installed in their devices, this will certainly be a game changer. Here, we will look at how things will change once 5G is up and running.
Benefits of 5G
The advent of 5G will have a huge impact and there are plenty of benefits that can be enjoyed with its use. 5G promises far greater speeds and capacity as well as ultra-low latency. The frequencies will offer fantastic capacity over much shorter distances which in turn, will make them perfect for applications that are data intensive and require low latency.
With the iPhone 12 having recently been released, there are many things you will need to take into consideration, and in particular 5G will be a determining factor. You will want to know how data is delivered over the network, such as how quickly can 5G stream a high-definition video. But smart data mode doesn’t distinguish by specific apps.
While the iPhone 12 will naturally grab the limelight, there are plenty of products and smartphones that are competing on the 5G front. For example, in China, they have started selling a 5G-enabled phone for just a fraction of the price of the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
A boon for rural areas
Currently, rural areas are lacking in terms of not having mmWave, but this could all change in the future. Carriers and providers have relied on low-band airwaves to help bring faster connectivity rates to more remote regions.
As far as the US is concerned, some rural areas lack strong enough home broadband connections. Some 18 million US citizens don’t have a broadband connection but this could change.
Other criticisms surrounding 5G has centred around smart kitchen appliances and that Samsung may stop offering updates, leaving consumers with gadgets that are ultimately rendered useless.
In Britain, 5G has been trialled and there will be concerted efforts to ensure 5G can be made accessible and stop a network divide between certain parts of the country.
5G and improved battery
Previously using 4G on any iPhone device drains the battery life. But Apple have cottoned onto this snag and they have a created a special feature to prevent such problems from happening – a smart switching system called Smart Data Mode. The new iPhone 12 mode will shift between 4G and 5G to conserve battery power.
5G and business meetings
In the US, telecommunications company Verizon has teamed up with Apple to provide business customers with the opportunity to upgrade their entire fleet of smartphones to an iP[hone 12 for little or virtually no cost.
The supposed swap offer is currently available to any organisation that wants to get involved even if they aren’t Verizon customers. The ploy for Verizon is to drive more subscriptions for the 5G serve its offering.
Some of these handsets have been launched and there is growing demand in Europe and the US. Ultimately with businesses moving more towards remote working especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, companies will be able to reap the rewards of Verizon.