5G, 5G Devices and Internet Speed

Lately, technology has taken a toll on us. With the onset of the pandemic, most of our systems have shifted from the offline domain to the online ones. From bank work to classes to shopping everything is being done online. With this new era, we must buckle up and get updated with the latest technologies, devices and most importantly the speed your internet gives you to run on. Here’s an article just for your tech needs.

5G 

5G is the Fifth Generation Technology for broadband cellular networks. Phone companies started developing it since 2019 after its predecessor – 4G.  The fifth-generation is told to be having more than 1.7 billion users worldwide by 2025 according to the GSM Association. 5G speed ranges from 50Mbit/s to over a gigabit/s, the fastest of which is known as mm-Wave.

5G Devices

The first of the industry’s database tracking worldwide 5G device was launched in March 2019, by the Global Mobile Suppliers Association. The first-ever 5G smartphone Samsung Galaxy S20 was launched on March 6th 2020. On March 19th HMD Global who is the current maker of Nokia branded phones announced the Nokia 8.3 5G, claiming to have a wider range of 5G compatibility compared to any other phone released at that point. On October 13, 2020, Apple announced the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 pro which is the first Apple lineup of 5G connectivity. It joined hands with Verizon to enable 5G plans on iPhone 12. 

iphone 12 5g

Here are some 5G mobile devices you might want to get your hands on – www.smartprix.com/bytes/best-5g-smartphones/ 

Not just smartphones, now even 5G Laptops are coming across with some brands who have announced their launch. Have a look at the laptops with 5G technology being launched – https://lookgadgets.com/best/upcoming-5g-laptops/

Internet Speed

Along with the onset of various devices and technologies, one lingering factor that decides your experience on the web is the speed of your internet connectivity.  Your Internet speed is the speed with which data or content travels from the World Wide Web to your computers, tabs, smartphone etc. It is measured in megabits (Mb) per second or Mbps and one megabit is equal to 1024kilobits. 

Now, you may naturally ask us what the ways are in which we can measure the internet speed. Well, the answer lies in three categories in which you can measure your internet speed – The Download Speed, Upload Speed and Latency. Let’s walk you through the three categories.

Download Speed 

It is the particular measure in which the speed can be decided by the amount of time it is taken to download a particular file. However, the files are not downloaded altogether and are done one at a time which results in a variation of download speed. Its measured in Mbps.

Upload Speed

It is the speed in which a file from your device is uploaded to a particular service on the internet. This can be uploading pictures on Facebook, Instagram and other social media or even attaching files on email. This is although generally lower than the download speed. It is also measured in Mbps.

Latency

Latency refers to the time taken for information to move across a network. This commonly known to us as “lag” and is measured in milliseconds. The lower the lag is the better is your internet speed.  

There are also various internet speed tiers depending on the number of people using the same connection –

  • Basic Speed (12 Mbps download, 1 Mbps upload)
  • Standard Speed (25 Mbps download, 5 Mbps upload)
  • Standard Plus Speed (50 Mbps download, 20 Mbps upload)
  • Premium Speed (100 Mbps download, 40 Mbps upload)
speedcheck

Check out your internet speed for yourself – 

www.speedcheck.org  

If you have made it till here, we hope that you found our article useful and up to date. This article has been written for the sole purpose of providing information to all our tech buddies here. None of the information provided here is claimed to be ours but referred via various articles and information sources. Also, do not forget to check out other articles on our website which you might like to get your eyes on. Do let us know in comments how you liked our article and contact us for any queries or article suggestions you might want to read about.

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