Internet communication has gone a long way since DSL and broadband technology. We have experienced 2G, 3G, and the current 4G technology. Nowadays, rarely can we see a smartphone without an MP3 player or a camera. With the addition of these and other features, mobile phones have turned into portable handheld computers.
Telecom providers have already started to embrace 4G technology and in fact incorporated it into their smartphones. But will they be ready for the arrival of 5G technology? So what is 5G all about and what innovations will it bring to mobile communications?
According to sources, 5G technology will not be available until the year 2020. This is based on the cycle of introducing a new mobile technology. 1G or first generation systems (NMT) came into being in 1981. Second-generation technology (GSM) were then unveiled in 1992. Ten years later, 3G (W-CDMA/FOMA) became the standard in mobile communications…
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