5G Networks and 2020 Technology
5G networks will allow data transmission of up to 10Gbps, 100 times greater than 4G. The network latency will be 50 times lower than the one currently presented by LTE. Latency is the time that information travels from origin to destination. It is expected to be one millisecond. It will have 100% coverage, and this will allow having this network in most areas without spending much money on infrastructure. It will allow a bandwidth of 1,000 per unit area. It will allow almost 100% availability and that millions of people can connect at the same time (more than in 4G networks) without the performance going down.
One of the most important aspects of this technology is its use with the Internet of Things (IoT), which is the interconnection of several devices or everyday equipment to an internet network. IoT will need 5G networks because it has a reliable and stable infrastructure to support a large number of machines, televisions, air conditioners, appliances, or cars connected in the same network space simultaneously. Also, it will help save energy by allowing the battery of the units to last longer.
Another tech that will be relevant from 2020 onwards is Wi-Fi 6. It will have a much faster network of up to 9.6 Gbps and support more devices with better performance and less interference. The future will depend on these technologies because we see more and more devices connected to the network and their connection must be efficient.