Everything you need to know about 5G.
As with any new technology, the amount of information about 5G is a lot – and some of it is potentially misleading. Our Understanding 5G page takes you through some of the key topics.
Second generation of mobile telephony systems. It uses digital transmission to deliver voice, text services and very low-speed data services…
Third generation of mobile systems. It can be used to deliver voice, text and lower-speed data services. It supports multimedia applications…
Fourth generation of mobile systems. It can provide download speeds of over 10 Mbit/s, and is used to deliver voice, text and higher-speed…
Fifth generation of mobile technology. It can deliver faster, lower latency mobile broadband, and enable more revolutionary uses in sectors…
5G NR (New Radio)
The 3GPP’s fifth-generation radio standard that leverages millimetre waves, enhanced small cells, Massive-input Massive-output (MIMO)…
A group of seven telecommunications standard development organisations (ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TSDSI, TTA, TTC) known as the ‘organisational partners’…
5G for Business Explained
5G is set to become an integral part of the world we live in and the way we work. Enhanced mobile broadband, massive IoT communication, 60% latency reduction for mission-critical services. The opportunities are endless for businesses. Discover what 5G will bring in Vodafone’s Business brochure.
5G vs 4G Videos
5G will enhance our connected lives and paves the way for new innovations. But what is the difference between 5G and 4G? How does the technology work? And how can it make completely new connected use cases possible? Our partner, Ericsson have created several useful video guides to help you understand 5G and what it can offer.
The true smartness behind smartphones is the mobile network that keeps you connected even while travelling. How does your smartphone work on 5G vs 4G?
Radio waves are what connects devices to the network, but what is the difference between the 5G vs 4G radio frequencies?
Speed and Capacity
You have probably heard that 5G is fast, but what makes the difference between 5G vs 4G speed?
How many devices can 5G vs 4G connect?
Type of Devices
What kind of devices can 5G vs 4G connect?
Will 5G vs 4G make any difference for computing and cloud services?
Orange Radio Waves wrote an article discussing the common misconception of 5G. Here is some of the misconception discussed.
In Oct/Nov 2018, hundreds of starlings died in Huygenspark, The Hague. No 5G trial was conducted during this time and the cause of death was eating toxic needles of yew trees.
Trees and buildings can influence how 5G signals propagate. However, this is considered when planning telephone installations. So, it is untrue that trees are cut down due to 5G.
5G uses less energy and does not negatively affects the climate. 5G is more efficient than previous technologies and requires less energy than 4G.
The French agricultural research confederation centre of expertise advised, “None of the studies conducted on the topic to date have been able to establish that electromagnetic pollution is a problem for bees.”
Based on current scientific knowledge and after 30 years of research, there is no proof of health issues due to antennas if the limits are observed.
Based on current scientific information, it is not possible to establish a link between mobile telephony radiation and potential health problems.
5G for Industry
5G introduces new innovation possibilities which go beyond today’s enterprise limitations, enabling new ways to work, think, and solve traditional business challenges. There are some important common characteristics that emerge when looking at the value of 5G for business transformation. Mobile UK have created a useful mini pack series exploring 5G industry benefits.