A new era for smartphone users have began already in US and South Korea with the world’s first 5G commercial services released in those countries in this week. Samsung has promised that their Galaxy S 10 will have 5G support. The internet connection of the device would be 20 times faster compared to the current speed. Samsung has begun selling the handsets on April 5, 2019. All the countries are now in a terrible hurry to build up their own 5G network services. This specific technology is essential since it can prove significant for driverless cars. Countries have been working hard to dissolve any possible security concerns related to the network.
5G is the latest (5th generation) connectivity for browsing internet on mobiles. Users with this latest service would be able to get data at a much faster speed and with far less delay. It helps the users get better and widespread coverage of data with strong connections. Each of the generations had brought something new. 1G had support for voice, 2G had enabled texting, 3G made images static, and 4G brought video. The jump from 4G to 5G should therefore open a new vista of opportunities for users and tech firms. More amounts of data would now be easier to share. Chief entertainment and television analyst working at Ovum, Ed Barton mentioned that this technology would be indeed very usable for driverless cars. It would also be very useful for holographic video calls as well as remote surgery. The apps nailing the connectivity are yet to be known.
5G has been sent for trials in several parts of the world and the applications of the connectivity in commerce have just started. In South Korea, 3 mobile carriers have made 5G services available.
Most of the threats concerning security issues with 5G have its seeds with the association of China’s Huawei. US, New Zealand and Australia had raised concerns that the biggest manufacturer of telecom devices, Huawei works as Chinese spy in other countries. However, since no solid evidence has been provided, it should not be an issue.