Imagine yourself downloading a full season of Game Of Thrones in just 10 minutes!!! Sounds awesome indeed. But that is what we are looking up to ahead according to Steven Mollenkopf. Currently we are surfing the net with 3G and 4G (in some countries).
Steven Mollenkopf, The Chief executive of the world’s top creators of smartphone chips, Qualcomm made it clear that the first of 5G smartphones will be made available in 2019 in several Asian countries and the United States. The 5G smartphone(s) will first be available in Japan and South Korea before extending to the United States of America.
What Do We Mean By 5G?
5G standards are still yet to be finalized. But it was made known that they’ll be a significant difference with that of 4G. 5G services will be ten upon ten upon tens of ten times faster than that of 4G.
How Super Fast will be 5G Service?
The Next Generation Mobile Networks alliance states that for something to be called 5G alone, it must offer data rates of several tens of megabits per second to tens of thousands of users simultaneously while a minimum of 1 gigabit per second should be offered to tens of workers on the same office floor.
According to estimates, it is said that the download speeds are up to 1000 times faster than 4G, powerfully exceeding 10Gbps. That would enable you to download an entire HD movies like i mentioned Game of Thrones in less than a second. Wow☺☺☺!!!!
Why 5G service is coming on 2019 instead of 2020?
Mollenkopf gave his own reason of that in an interview that rising consumer and business demands were forcing the industry to accelerate its previous 2020 timeline to upgrade to new networks and devices.
“You will see the 5G service in real devices, on the shelf in 2019. And if I were to answer that same question a year ago, I would have said 2020”, Mollenkopf answered in an interview on the sidelines of the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Moreover, it is well known that Qualcomm, Nokia and other 5G devices p has undergone conducting pre-commercial tests and according to reports, all the tests went well. Commercialisation of 5G device is also important to the fortunes of makers of network equipment gear such as Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia.
5G is also very very important for smartphone makers like the Samsung and Apple who have been left with no innovative ideas as can be seen at the launch of Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone X. 5G tech could provide stimulus to Samsung and Apple before the other smaller techs can lay their hands on the 5G tech which will be expensive at the launch before rationalizing.
The Qualcomm executive said Japan, South Korea and the United States all now had several network operators in each market preparing mainstream network with China likely to participate this early wave rather than drop behind.
“I think you will see the typical first movers — Japan, Korea and the United States,” he said referring to the history of 3G and 4G network upgrades when South Korea and Japan moved first and the United States instantaneously followed.
“You will see robust demand in all of those locations, meaning that there are multiple operators wanting to be first and not be left behind. (Most) will have a different deployment strategy or goal,” he added, increasing competition for new users.
China as we know as the world’s largest market for phones, has traditionally lagged behind these early adopters, but Mollenkopf said that they are likely to join the first movers to 5G.
“What we are seeing in China is a real desire not to be a follower and to launch with everyone else. That’s new this time. From a geopolitical perspective, certain regions of the world just don’t want to be late to that game,” he added.
The 5G tech will be first opened at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February 2018.
So coming 2019, we’ll be surfing the net like flash!!!