Non-Terrestrial 5G Networks: What You Need to Know
Non-Terrestrial 5G Networks: What You Need to Know
5G networks are the next generation of wireless technology, and they’ll be launched by most telecommunications companies in the next few years. While the initial rollout will take place in urban and metropolitan areas, it’s estimated that around 85% of people will have access to 5G network coverage by 2022. This means that you should eventually be able to stream video at 4K resolution on your smartphone while commuting to work on the subway or sitting in traffic on your way home from the office.
The Race is On;
There is a global race for 5g networks, and the U.S. is competing with China on who will get it first. This technology has implications for everyone because it will make data transfer speeds faster, allow more devices to connect, and improve reliability. With that said, there are two different types of 5g networks coming out in 2022 – non-terrestrial or terrestrial. Non-terrestrial networks use satellites while terrestrial networks use cell towers like 4g LTE or WiFi. For the U.S., China, and other countries to be on the same playing field when it comes to this technology, they’ll need an interoperable 5g network standard–which may not be ready until 2024–to avoid interference between technologies.
Why Put 5G Satellites in Space?
Satellites have the advantage of being able to cover large areas and still deliver high bandwidth, low latency connections. One of the limitations of a satellite network is that it needs a direct line of sight from a ground station, which limits its deployment in mountainous regions or areas covered by trees. However, this limitation may be lifted as 5G non-terrestrial networks are set to push into space in 2022.
5g non-terrestrial networks will connect with ground stations but will also use laser beams for direct transmission between satellites and individual ground stations. This technology will allow for high-speed transfers even on cloudy days or at night when there is little light available for traditional signals. 5g non-terrestrial networks could be used in dense urban environments where buildings block signals, such as in New York City. The other benefit is that 5g non-terrestrial networks can better deal with interference and disruption, such as those caused by lightning storms.
When Can I Get it?
5g is the next generation of wireless networks, and it promises a lot more than what we have today. It’s expected that 5g will become a reality in 2022, but there are still many unanswered questions about how 5g will be implemented and what it will mean for customers.
You might be wondering when you can expect to enjoy the benefits of 5g. Well, while some companies are starting to test 5g networks now, most experts predict that non-terrestrial implementations of this technology will reach customers by 2022. But as with any new tech trend, there are risks involved with jumping on board too early.
The first thing you should know is that non-terrestrial 5g networks do not require a line of sight between devices like 4g does.
How Do You Get it?
5g non-terrestrial networks in 2022 will be the first generation of the network that is not based on the ground. The 5th generation of cellular networks will be used for mobile broadband.
The 5g non-terrestrial networks are expected to provide speeds that are at least 10 times faster than 4g. It will also use low latency and high stability, leading companies and consumers alike to benefit from this new technology.
The 5g non-terrestrial networks are expected to take over as the standard for mobile communication in the 2020s with a projected implementation in 2022.
The biggest obstacle standing in the way of 5g non-terrestrial networks is the lack of available spectrum. Spectrum has been designated for 5g, but it’s not being used by terrestrial networks. They’re using the spectrum that was originally designated for use with 5g non-terrestrial networks. As a result, there’s no room for terrestrial networks to expand their bandwidth, which means that there’s less room for innovation and improvements in service quality.
5g is coming and it will be a game changer. That’s why now is the perfect time to start thinking about how 5g might affect your industry. If you’re not sure what you need to know, here are five key points:
1) How will 5g connect with 4g and other networks?
2) Will 5g provide any security benefits over 4g?
3) Will my device be able to connect to 5g? 4) When can I expect 5g networks in my area?
5) Can I use Wi-Fi instead of cellular data for my devices on 5g networks? 6) Is 5g wireless broadband technology better than fiber optic cable? 7) How do 5g frequencies differ from 4g frequencies? 8) What does this mean for hospitals and healthcare professionals? 9) What does this mean for public safety officials and citizens alike? 10) Why do we need 5g non-terrestrial networks at all when some countries still don’t even have 4G LTE coverage yet? 11). When will we see widespread adoption of 5G terrestrial networks within the U.S.? 12). Does this mean that cell phone signals may become obsolete in favor of wi-fi or Bluetooth signals sometime soon?