A wise man named Parkinson had theories that applied to both bandwidth and storage. In a nutshell, if bandwidth...
is provided, it will be used to its fullest extent.
Fifth-generation, or 5G, technology shows significant promise, as the wireless speeds should be much faster than 4G and LTE. And 5G is set to be the next speed iteration above 4G.
In October 2016, Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon X50 5G modem, which supports millimeter wave spectrum and is designed to support peak download speeds of up to 5 Gbps. Today, most home and wireless networks operate at 1 Gbps, and 802.11ac allows wireless operations of up to 10 Gbps.
Coupled with 5G technology, the possibilities are greater than ever for new and cool features for mobile unified communications services.
Imagine, for example, a hologram reading your email to you. With this kind of bandwidth provided by 5G technology, those types of speeds are possible. You could also have voice and video collaboration without being near a Wi-Fi access point, as 5G would deliver services through the additional bandwidth it offers.
In the future, 5G technology could support higher-speed apps with better throughput, which would overcome present-day limitations. With the help of 5G technology, multitasking on devices should also improve, and collaboration on devices could happen within apps that are on slow Wi-Fi networks.
Additionally, 5G technology also means people won't have to run around looking for network connections, since they'll be able to bounce around cell towers. This can make services available in areas where fast networks have not existed, such as interstate highways.
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