5G is a hot topic of conversation among all of the wireless carriers right now, but what does it all mean? You're probably hearing things like low band, high band, 600MHz and IoT just to name a few. We're going to break it down for you and update you on what we're doing to get our network 5G ready!
Spectrum is a huge piece of the 5G puzzle and includes low band, mid band and high band.
-Low band provides the most extensive coverage which spreads the furthest distance.
-Mid band offers good capacity but doesn't travel as far as low band.
-High band is best used in very dense outdoor areas like Times Square in New York City (not Kansas).
Nex-Tech Wireless is currently working to deploy 600MHz sites that are 5G ready with spectrum in each of the bands. We're hoping to begin testing 5G devices later this year!
What is IoT? Internet of Things allows everything to be connected! From cars, to beard trimmers and cows, everything can be monitored and controlled remotely. A 5G network helps bring a seamless IoT experience to consumers.
What are the differences between 4G and 5G?
-5G has more antennas on the transmitting and receiving end, 4G has 2 antennas, with 5G you'll see at least 4.
-5G will be 20-30% faster!
-5G will also extend coverage on the cell edge.
For a more in-depth explanation of all things 5G check out our Facebook Live with Nathan Sutter, Director of Network Operations and Engineering at Nex-Tech Wireless.