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The Race to 5G

Welcome to TrendTracker! This latest blog series, posted twice a month, covers insights into trends on floral design, décor, demographics, marketing, technology, and consumer purchasing. This week we will cover the race to 5G  

What is it?  

5G is the next generation of mobile networks. Examples of mobile networks would be 3g, 4g, and LTE. The 5G network predicted to be more efficient and will be further reaching than previous networks. It’s estimated to have speeds that peak at 20 gigabytes per second download speeds and 10 gigabytes per second for uploads. The goal with 5G is that it will not only connect people but will able to connect with control machines, objects, and devices.  

5G will not only connect with people. It will be able to connect with control machines, objects and devices. Mobile networks are racing to triumph in this area. 5G isn’t going to replace physical cables. However, it could replace the need for them because it operates on the cloud.  

Is it better?  

YES! 5G will surpass previous with its advances. It will be up to 100 times faster than 4. 4G LTE's primary objective was to be faster than 3G, but 5G aims to be a unified platform. It will surpass it in speed and services. It will be a communications platform for devices.  

Another reason why 5G will be so innovative is that it will have a feature called Network Slicing. Network Slicing will help make internet speeds even faster by creating personalized and separate wireless networks in the cloud, allowing users to have their own individual network.  

Where to find it?  

Cellphone companies have already begun to release 5G capable deceives. Sprint has a 5G network, and Samsung has created Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Its current iterations aren’t at its max level.  It's approximated that 5G will make the most impact in 2022, at the earliest.  

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