What did you know about 5G?
That it is all and only about internet speed. That 4G had lesser speed and 5G to have high speed is that all?
After reading this article, it will definitely broaden your mind and enhance your understanding about how broad an aspect the 5th generation of Network is and how a war of 5G among telecom giants for spectrum can be a big game changer in shaping the business future of India.
The launching of the commercial 5G in India can definitely be considered as another major telecom revolution in India. This is why, here we bring to you 5G on a business point of view.
Understanding the 5G spectrum war
To establish their 5G business in India, Telecom powerhouses has set their foot into the spectrum war and bought specific desired spectrum for themselves as per their plans and business requirements. The top telecom giants include :
- Reliance Jio
- Bharati Airtel
- Vodafone Idea
- Adani Group
Let us now understand the frequencies which theses telecom companies have bought which will also make it clear as to what purpose it serves behind these companies buying these specified frequencies.
Types of band frequencies in 5G
5G band frequencies are divided into the following :
|LESS THEN 1GHZ
|1GHZ TO 6GHZ
|24GHZ TO 40GHZ
Out of all these bands a few of the targeted bands were in high demand among telecom giants. These band purchases were made in specific terms of the business purpose it will serve them.
Let us now try to understand three bands out of the many that were the main targets while being bought.
The first band being the Low Band of 700 Mhz spectrum. This was bought by JIO. This is the most economic and effiicient spectrum.
Therefore, this band spectrum becomes vital as it is capable of proviiding high speed internet to India’s large rural area stretch.
With a speed that can cover up to a high 250 to 300 mbps and above. This band section saw heavy bidding in the auction.
The second being the Mid Band of 3300 to 3600 Mhz spectrum. This was bought by companies like Jio, Bharati Airtel and Vi (Vodafone Idea)
This band can deliver a speed of upto 1Gbps.
This is the band spectrum which has the highest bidders, as this band is for the mass of the consumers.
The third is the 26 Ghz spectrum. This band spectrum has been bought by all for telecom powers. This is the lightning speed and top notch 5G band. It can provide a speed of upto 10Gbps.
This bandwidth is not for the mass consumers. It is specifically for the higher manufacturing and enterprise level.
Here we can see the business aspect of 5G come into play. To mention, The Adani Group has not bought any other band frequencies that are of commercial use. But specifically they bought only this elite band spectrum which will help them in their business plans, for business to business purposes.
This auction by the government for selling the 5th generation Internet networks has earned a total of about 1.5 Lakh Crores.
Thus, 5G with these bands and spectrum brings along with it a revolution what we will call as the “Game Changers of 5G”, lets divide these super aspects into parts to elaborate further :
Internet of Things
The internet of things in a layman’s language is the coordinaton and communication of all the devices that are there around us with the help of internet. The data buildup among these devices is the key that will make things and services, response time to emergencies, simpler and faster at least to the ratio of ten times of what it is now.
Communication and coordination in a huge country like India is a challenge. This purpose can be served through 5G internet. And here we are, the internet of things, where data of devices will make a office task or a life saving health sector aspect so quick which was newer a possibility before.
Since the data is already present, hence work will be super fast.
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The Low Latency aspect
The response rate ratio between 4G and 5G can be at a ratio of 100 ms to 1 ms. But do we really need such high speeds of internet. The answer is Yes.
With 5G cloud computing, cloud gaming can see its prime.
To explain with an example in a layman’s language let us talk about gaming. In order to make a high end gaming possible we had to purchase high and software’s and hardware’s. This was because the cloud aspect of gaming was not possible through 4G.
But now, it will be such a revolution in the gaming world that with minimum hardware requirements we can achieve high end gaming on some servers based abroad which handles the entire requirements on the cloud servers.
This is how the speed of the 5th generation of mobile network will change the response time to a level which was only an imagination.
High density in connections
In simple words it means that 5G has more connection capacity. 5G band has the capacity to connect 5 to 10 times for devices then 4G. Which means there will be lot more connections as compered to 4G. Probably this aspect doesn’t need further explanations.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the top telecom giants in India?
The top telecom companies include, Reliance Jio, Bharati Airtel, Vodafone Idea.
What is Internet of Things?
The internet of things in a layman’s language is the coordination and communication of all the devices that are there around us with the help of internet. The data buildup among these devices is the key that will make things and services, response time to emergencies, simpler and faster at least to the ratio of ten times of what it is now.
Which has more connection capacity 4G or 5G?
5G has 10 times more connection capacity then 4G. Therefore high density in connections will be visible in terms of number of devices.
Which telecom company has the highest bid in 5G auctions.
The highest bid in spectrum purchases was made by Reliance Jio.
It will be a matter of time as to when 5G services will be available on a pan India basis. Until then it is not fair to conclude without actually using what kind of network quality is available at rural India, which is the key aspect. We all are aware that in Level 1 cities, every service is very much up to the mark.
Here in this article we have tried to see the business aspect of 5G and the roles telecom giants will play in it. The future of growth and developmental aspect because of the 5th generation of mobile networks definitely looks promising.