This is the latest tech disruption in the telecom market; 5G is finally available in Quebec !
It took us 1 year longer than our American neighbours to get it and it is already available in certain locations of the province.
In fact, we can already use it from Montreal, through Trois-Rivières, Quebec City, Rimouski and all the way to Gaspé.
To find out more specifically how 5G can disrupt our society, we need to look at what it is and what benefits it brings.
5G is the fifth generation of wireless data networks and is the technology that paves the way for the interconnectivity of our devices, aka the Internet-Of-Things. Here, all the connected objects in our daily lives become conscious and responsive. For example, autonomous cars will be able to communicate with each other to circulate fluently. All aspects of our routines will be optimized to form smart cities.
5G disrupts in 3 areas :
- 5G has a data rate of 1 Gbps which is 5 times faster than 4G.
- 5G has a latency, or response time, of 1 millisecond, which is 100 times less than 4G.
- Finally, 5G can connect 10 times more devices than 4G.
With 4G, our devices used to connect with antennas that transmitted a signal over a coverage area. Now, 5G antennas emit radio frequency beams directly to the devices. The signal energy is 10 times more powerful than the 4G and targets devices precisely, unlike the 4G coverage area.
In 1980, 1G enabled wireless voice transmission.
In 1990, 2G allowed SMS texting.
In 2000, 3G enabled the development of the mobile Web, then 4G allowed to increase the speed of these mobile connections.
Today, 5G is the result of decades of innovation and is poised to change the way we interact with our environment and connect with those around us.
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