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With an expected speed of up to 2.5 GB/s and latency range between 1-4 milliseconds, 5G networks will cover 40% of the World by 2024, handling 25% of all mobile data traffic. 5G mobile data was made available for the first time in 2019, but it was expensive and limited to a few major cities and selected areas. 2020 will see 5G becoming more affordable with improved coverage, making it accessible to everyone.
The availability of super-fast and stable internet access anywhere hint at strong business implications for companies. The increased bandwidth will enable smart devices, robots, autonomous vehicles and other devices in the connected ecosystem to collect and transfer more data than ever and at a faster rate leading to further advances in Internet of Things (IoT).
The enormous IoT, mission-critical communications, and enhanced mobile broadband are the three primary connected service types that use 5G. One distinguishing feature is that it is built for forward compatibility, or the flexibility to enable future services that are currently unimaginable.
Superior mobile broadband
With faster, more consistent data rates, lower latency, and cheaper cost-per-bit, 5G mobile technology can not only improve our smartphones but also usher in new immersive experiences like VR and AR.
With ultra-reliable, accessible, low-latency networks, 5G can enable new services that can alter sectors, such as remote control of crucial infrastructure, automobiles, and medical operations.
The fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks is used by cellular phone providers in the telecommunications industry.
For experienced wireless engineers, non-engineers new to 5G, and everyone in between, the Qualcomm® Wireless Academy (QWA) offers a variety of training courses. You can learn at your own speed and from any location in the globe because courses are provided in a flexible eLearning format.
We advise the two-hour 5G Primer for Non-Engineers if you are new to the technology.