South Korea will become the first country to commercially launch fifth-generation (5G) services as it rolls out the
latest wireless technology with Samsung Electronics’ new 5G-enabled smart phone Galaxy S10.
5G is the fifth generation mobile network.
It’s a unified platform which is much more capable than previous mobile services with more capacity, lower latency, faster
data delivery rate and better utilisation of spectrum.
The standards for the usage of 5G are defined and driven by 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).
Timeline: Evolution from 1G to 5G
1G: Launched in the 1980s. Analog radio signals and supported only voice calls.
2G: Launched in the 1990s. Uses digital radio signals and supported both voice and data transmission with a BandWidth(BW)
of 64 Kbps.
3G: Launched in the 2000s. With a speed of 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps it has the ability to transmit telephone signal including
digitised voice, video calls and conferencing.
4G: With a peak speed of 100 Mbps-1 Gbps it also enables 3D virtual reality.
5G: with a speed of more than 1Gbps,it is capable of connecting entire world without limits.
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