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Debunking Myths About 5g in India!


We live in a dynamic era where technology has taken over all spheres of life. Every day, we witness new innovations, discoveries, and achievements that directly impact our lifestyles. There was a time when the Internet used to be some fairly-tale concept. Still, today, we are experiencing the 5th generation (5g) of mobile technology that is completely revolutionizing the world of Internet connectivity. If we talk about 5g in India, we are undergoing a massive change in cellular networks, with intense competition among telecom companies to become India's top 5g providers.


However, certain misconceptions surround this technology. In this blog, we will debunk some of the myths that could prove this technology's major drawback. Let's start with a basic introduction about 5g.


What is 5g?


5g technology denotes the fifth generation of wireless networks that provides ultra-fast Internet to enhance the user multimedia experience. It's an addition to the existing chain of networks after 1g, 2g,3g and 4g. 5g is an upgrade to 4g(LTE technology) that is significantly faster and offers better network compatibility.


If we compare the relative speed, 5g speed can peak up to 20 Gbps while 4g offers only 1gbp of speed. However, it also depends on the network providers. If we talk about the Jio 5g, it provides a download speed of around 800 Mbps, while the download speed of Airtel 5g is around 850mbps.


Common Myths about 5g in India


  1. 5g is only compatible with mobile phones: It is a complete misconception as most people think that 5g technology is limited to mobile phones. In reality, 5g is designed in such a way that it can connect a wide range of devices and applications. Its ultrafast speed and higher connectivity will benefit the corporate world. From businesses to gaming industries to our daily life gadgets, 5g is compatible.


  1. 5g is Unsafe: With every innovation, security concerns come along, and 5g is no exception. Since the launch of 5g in India, the telecommunication industry has been making continuous efforts to improvise the security concerns related to the vulnerability of the 5g technology. 5g is much more secure than the previous generations as it offers enhanced security systems, better protection, more bandwidth and better authentication procedures.                        


  1. No difference between 4g and 5g Technology: NO!!!!!! There are several differences between 5g and 4g technology. 5g offers a wholesome dynamic experience that 4g cannot even match. Whether you talk about Jio 5G or Airtel 5G, both networks provide an extensive range of 5g services that seem missing in the previous generation of cellular technology. Some of the major differences between 4g and 5g are:


●      Speed: As mentioned above, 4g provides a maximum speed of up to 1gbps, while 5g can climb up to a top speed of 20gbps.


●      Latency: The total time data takes to travel between networks and devices. 5g offers much lower latency than 4g (1 millisecond), while 4g latency varies around 30-50 milliseconds.


●      Spectrum: 5g bands in India offer frequencies ranging from mid to high, while 4g still operates in lower frequency bandwidths.


  1. 5G causes health hazards: A baseless myth that states 5G signals cause health problems, which is not true at all. There is no scientific proof as several organizations, including WHO (World Health Organisation), have confirmed no risks associated with 5g technology. The radioactive waves 5g networks produce are non-ionizing and cannot potentially cause any damage.


  1. 5g is overhyped Technology: 5g is still an evolving technology in India. With a population of more than 140.7 cr, reaching every corner with the same speed becomes challenging, but gradually it will live up to the people's expectations. India is undergoing a massive network transmission, and telecom companies are trying to improve its quality to make it more stable across the county.


  1. More Energy Consumption: This is not a myth, but we need to understand that 5g is an advanced technology that will require more energy to work efficiently. It requires energy for data transmission, infrastructure upgrades and advancements in technology.


  1. 5G will take over WIFI: Again, a misconception because the characteristics of the two are entirely different. While 5g provides high-speed cellular connectivity, on the other hand, Wifi offers connectivity within a limited range or a specific location. Moreover, Wifi is cost-effective compared to 5g, so it's impossible that 5g will completely replace Wifi. Although people's preferences might change, both will work to provide better services.


What we at Prune think


There are always pros and cons of everything that we need to accept and balance our lifestyle. 5g is a future technology going through its initial phase, especially in India. In the upcoming years, 5g technology will reshape India's digital landscape, with more telecom companies welcoming the fifth generation under their belt. With Jio 5g and Airtel 5g, India holds tremendous potential to become the world's leading network provider.


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