5G and how prepared is India to adapt to this tech?

  Jan 22, 2021

5G and how prepared is India to adapt to this tech?

Q. Why is this in news?

Q. What is 5G technology and how is it different?

Q. What are the differences between the previous generations of mobile networks and 5G?

The previous generations of mobile networks are 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G.

First generation - 1G
1980s: 1G delivered analog voice.

Second generation - 2G
Early 1990s: 2G introduced digital voice (e.g. CDMA- Code Division Multiple Access).

Third generation - 3G
Early 2000s: 3G brought mobile data (e.g. CDMA2000).

Fourth generation - 4G LTE
2010s: 4G LTE ushered in the era of mobile broadband.

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Q. What are its uses?

Advancing societies 

5G opens cutting-edge ways of improving safety and sustainability.

Transforming industries 

5G is the foundation for flexible, efficient and responsible business.

Elevating experiences 

5G sets the stage for more immersive entertainment and more engaging education.

It is further used across three main types of connected services, including enhanced mobile broadband, mission-critical communications, and the massive IoT. 

Massive IoT
5G is meant to seamlessly connect a massive number of embedded sensors in virtually everything through the ability to scale down in data rates, power, and mobility—providing extremely lean and low-cost connectivity solutions.

Q. Where does India stand in the 5G technology race?

Q. What is the global progress on 5G?

Q. What are the challenges ahead?

Also, one of the major challenges is standardising an approach and bringing all of the major technology partners on board

Q. What is the way forward?