Everything You Need to Know About 5G Network

What’s it like to use a 5G Network? 

Here’s what’s currently making us excited this month; 5G Networks!

While there aren’t any active 5G networks in Nigeria, there are so many prospects for it this 2020. Since its successful trial, we can’t wait to witness this experience. 

Currently, only South Africa and Lesotho have access to the 5g network. Even at that, it hasn’t circulated to all parts of the country. 

However, The Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) has predicted that seven African countries, including Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, will have commercial 5G services by 2025.  While its official launching is expected this year. It will account for only 3% of total mobile connections on the continent and 14% globally.

Speaking on the benefits of 5G Network to subscribers, MTN said:

“5G will make our life better, drive incremental capacity and open up new businesses. MTN as a company is constantly making efforts to break barriers by democratising voice and data connectivity in order to improve subscriber experience, and has invested over N800 billion in infrastructure in Nigeria.”
Ferdi Moolman, CEO of MTN Nigeria

Fastest Internet Like The Speed Of Light.

 It takes exactly 5 minutes and 3.84 seconds to download a 2.3GB video on 4G networks. With 5G, it takes 15.78 seconds! 

Yes, and it is expected to support a wide range of industries. It will potentially produce up to twelve trillion dollars worth of goods and services by 2035

  • Peak data rate: Data speed will be remarkably faster. Peak data can go as high as 20Gbps downlink and 10Gbps uplink per mobile base station. 
  • Real-world speed: the 5G actual speed wouldn’t be as impressive as the peak data rates. Its user download speed would be 100Mbps and upload of 50Mbps.
  • Spectral efficiency: This refers to “the optimized use of spectrum or bandwidth so that the maximum amount of data can be transmitted with the fewest transmission errors.” The spectral of 5G network would be better than that of LTE coming in at 30bits/Hz downlink, and 15 bits/Hz uplink.
  • Connection density: Unlike LTE, the 5G network supports more connected devices. the standard for 5G connected devices is 1 million per square kilometre. That’s a huge number!

We definitely cannot wait for the 5G network. To learn more, subscribe to our youtube channel at techcornerng.

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