5G is the latest in wireless technology, offering faster speeds, better connectivity, and cellular connection in more areas.
Thinking about making the switch? To help you decide whether to upgrade to 5G, we’ll go over:
Have questions about how 5G will impact your home’s security? Call us at 800.552.1111 or contact us online. Ackerman Security experts are ready to help you bring 5G to your home or business.
5G, which refers to the fifth generation (G) of wireless technology, offers the fastest and most secure technology on the market.
5G technology still works like other cellular networks, using various frequencies of radio signals to send data and voice signals from transmitters (like cell towers) to wireless devices (cell phones, smart home devices, etc.).
Where 5G differs from 4G is in the frequencies used to transmit those radio signals, which we’ll get into next.
When discussing cellular frequencies, keep in mind that:
4G technology uses lower-frequency signals, usually below 3 gigahertz (GHz).
Meanwhile, 5G technology uses higher-frequency signals that send data at faster rates. 5G networks use 2 main types of frequencies:
1. Millimeter wavelength:
This wavelength measures about one millimeter and uses frequencies around 28 GHz and 39 GHz. Millimeter wavelengths transmit data super fast on short wavelengths, making it great for cities.
Since 4G uses only low-frequency signals, it can’t support millimeter wavelength frequency like 5G can.
2. Sub-6 wavelength:
Sub-6 wavelengths use frequencies under 6 GHz. Depending on the network, this group can be broken down further into:
While 4G is similar to low-band 5G in frequency and range, low-band 5G offers higher speeds than 4G.
Learn more about how 5G differs from previous technology in our blog, “3G vs. 4G vs. 5G: What’s the Difference?”
5G technology offers benefits like:
Our security technology depends on WiFi and cellular networks to monitor our customer’s homes and businesses. The fast-approaching switch to 5G means older technology (like 3G and 4G) will soon start to be phased out.
We’re here to help our customers make the switch to 5G to better protect their home or business. Call 800.552.1111 or contact us online for a free quote.