During the COVID-19 pandemic, the whole world was confined to their homes. But that didn’t stop people from socializing and working. Everyone turned to the internet to do those things.
This way of life is now the new normal. More companies are allowing permanent work from home for employees. As the world becomes more virtual, the internet must keep up with the increase of users.
That’s where 5G comes into play.
Right now, our current 4G network can’t handle the daily increase of new content, downloading and streaming. And it was at its highest during the pandemic.
Now the 5G rollout plan has been in action for a few years, but it kept getting delayed. In the American Reset, the 5G rollout will be sooner than anticipated to accommodate our new way of life.
Why 5G Is Inevitable
By next year, analysts expect there will be over 50 billion connected devices.
The problem is, our current mobile 4G network isn’t designed to handle the exponential growth of data from millions of connected devices.
All the new shared data — from slow-motion videos of your dog, to the location of your car — is causing a data traffic jam of biblical proportions.
And if we want to start rolling out future technologies such as artificial intelligence and self-driving cars, our 4G network will need a massive upgrade. That means it’s time for the next generation of wireless networks — 5G.
To give you an understanding of how much data we’re talking about, 1 exabyte can store 341 billion three-minute songs.
We are now adding 35 exabytes of data every month. That’s a lot of Beatles hits!
If you’ve had a disconnected virtual meting recently or noticed slow internet, it was likely due to network congestion.
Think of the internet as a highway. The 4G network that we are currently using has just one lane of traffic. With 325 million devices coming online every month, this lane is becoming too crowded. Speeds are slowing down, and it’s causing a major traffic jam.
Currently, 4G speed maxes out at 100 megabits per second. With 5G, the peak speed skyrockets at least 10 times and maxes out at 10 gigabits per second.
With 1 gigabit equal to 1,000 megabits, 5G will be about 10 to 100 times faster than today’s average 4G connection. 4G is like traveling by bus across the country ... versus racing across the sky in a supersonic F-104 Starfighter with 5G Spectrum.
With that kind of speed, you’ll be able to hop on a Zoom meeting while downloading a two-hour movie in 10 seconds.
5G will change the way we live in the Great Reset ... including emergency services, energy, transportation, entertainment and so much more.