The Journey of Wireless Technology
With the constant evolution of technology, stable, fast and reliable data has become a priority for most people. Over the past few decades, wireless technology has improved at an incredible rate. From the analogue mobile phone of the 1980s, which worked more like an am/pm radio, to 4G lTE. It has been an amazing journey. Now the battle for 5G is in full swing. Most countries and companies are in the race to be the first to launch the 5G network. We take a walk down memory lane to see how far we have come from the launch of the 1G network to the upcoming launch of the 1G network.
In 1980, 1G was launched as an analogue mobile phone. 1G was developed in the US. 1G was a welcome development, but it had its flaws. One of its flaws was that it limited the number of people who could be connected to it at any one time. As a result, there were many distractions during conversations.
From 1G, the world moved to 2G. For those who don’t know, the G stands for Generations. So the world has literally moved to another generation in terms of wireless technology. 2G technology was launched in the 1990s. The great novelty of 2G was that it allowed digital cellular calls. It can be considered the first generation of digital cellular calls. Another great feature of 2G was that, for the first time, text and images could be sent from one person to another.
As the technology evolved, packet radio services were added to 2G, allowing people to access the internet with their mobile phones. The excitement two decades ago was inexplicable when this service was launched. While it may seem funny today, it was fun to access the internet through the small screens of a phone with a keyboard.
As the world entered a new millennium, the third generation of 3G was introduced. 3G improved the speed of the internet from 200 kb per second for 2G to several megabytes per second for the 3G network. 3G came with a faster speed, about 200 times faster than 2G. This has helped to meet the ever-increasing demand for faster browsing and downloading on the internet. Another amazing feature of 3G was that it allowed for Internet functions such as voice calls.
The next line of wireless technology is 4G. 4G arrived with an improved mega speed of around 100Mbps. The arrival of 4G has led to many improvements around the world and has given us apps like WhatsApp, uber, google maps and many more.
It is important to note that wireless technology has moved from just our mobile phones and smartphones to almost everything around us, from our fridges to TVs and even cars. This has greatly improved communication. You can be in the US and have a face-to-face conversation with someone in France. This is an example of how wireless technology has improved living standards and life in general.
The question is what 5G has to offer. 5G is expected to dramatically increase the speed and coverage of the internet. 5G will revolutionise many areas, including transport, everyday life, healthcare, etc. The steps towards the launch of 5G are almost complete, we are waiting for the launch of this revolutionary technology.