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Internet Providers Have Started Using 5G 

by | Apr 12, 2019 | MyTek Blog, Technology

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Internet providers across the world are waiting to embrace 5G technology when it arrives. But still, there is no clarity as to when businesses around the globe can make a complete switch to 5G.

5G is an advanced technology using faster networks and devices to transfer data from one location to another. Only when we start using 5G every day can we understand its actual efficacy.

Today MyTek gives you a clear picture of the basic features of 5G. We’ll also compare 4G and 5G to spot the enhanced properties.

What is 4G Technology?

4G service was launched in December 2009. But, it was only in 2010 that the first network of 4G LTE was completely operational in the US. While 3G networks have a speed range of 200 kbps – 5Mbps, 4G has a superior speed of 100Mbps – 1Gbps. This enhanced speed gave birth to advanced media streaming and cloud computing. Devices that made use of these technologies saw a surge in their growth.

The Basics of 5G Technology

With the advent of 5G, we can see a new application support layer, reduced latency, and enhanced bandwidth. One can expect the internet speed to reach 100Gbps, i.e., 1000 times more than the present 4G speed. You can expect flawless streaming and downloading. For example, a single movie download that takes minutes or hours will happen in a few seconds with the 5G technology.

You can see the tasks that require massive amounts of resources can be easily managed with a 5G connection. But, initially, 5G may not be available in all the locations. For instance, Chicago and Minnesota will get 5G with Verizon shortly, but it can be delayed for the other areas.

Some devices that will run on 5G technology are:

  • LG v50 ThinQ
  • ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Mate X
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
  • Yet to be named OnePlus 5G Smartphone

So far, we don’t have a European version or Apple device for 5G. Galaxy S10 will be the only phone from the above list compatible with 5G in the US. Notably, Verizon has a promotional offer for 5G devices. Its mod for Moto Z3 will be up for grabs for just $50. Outside the promotional window, the price stands at $349.99.

Now, the responsibility lies with the consumer to decide whether or not they should switch to 5G networks and devices. MyTek can give you clarity on different 5G plans and devices.

Do connect with us or give us a ring at 623-312-2440. 

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Tim Tiller, LMSW

 
Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.

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