There's more "space" to use, which means there's more room for everyone and devices will get higher data rates. "Simply put, 5G technology allows more devices to connect at once. Previous generations of mobile networks such as 3G and 4G have had difficulty delivering consistent performance when connected to too many devices at the same time," ericsson said.
There is still some misconception that the launch of 5G is the end of the LTE era. Actually having 5G doesn't mean the existence of 4G will instantly become obsolete.
This transition is different from previous mobile generation shifts, which means 4G could be useful for longer. The move from 4G to 5G is different from previous network upgrades. 5G doesn't replace 4G, like how 4G overtook 3G.
There will be a seamless transition from 4G to 5G, in fact 4G will exist together with 5G until ecosystems, networks, and applications evolve to the latest generation. 5G will be used in multi-band operations including in existing 4G bands.
The company says 5G can support a more total entertainment experience. The new experience is powered by enhanced mobile broadband, very high network speeds, low latency, and large data capacity. Thanks to IoT (Internet of Things) technology, 5G networks offer different levels of connectivity.
With 5G networks, users can control and connect with any device that supports the concept of smart living, which makes life much more efficient and productive. This fifth-generation technology also offers high-speed internet speeds, up to 10 times faster than 4G networks.
In addition, users can stream high-quality videos and movies such as 4K or even 8K smoothly without lag and blurry visuals. Ericsson said 5G will support extended reality (XR), which includes Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) technologies.
XR technology in the 5G era is expected to increase productivity and convenience for consumers, companies, and public institutions in various sectors such as entertainment, training, education, remote support, remote control, communication, and virtual meetings.