How Does 5G Technology Influences Cord Cutting?



The organization composed of telecommunications associations, 3GPP, recently approved the specifications for the standalone 5G network. Companies across the globe are now commencing their testing of the next-generation mobile network. But does this innovation result in cord cutting?

The fifth generation of mobile technology promises to bring a very high-speed data transmission speed to sustain the increasing demand for wireless services. It also aims to support the rapidly growing services, such as autonomous vehicles and 4K video streaming. The bandwidth capacity of 5G can allow data sending and receiving of about 10 gigabits per second on average, which leads to more reliable and stable internet connection.

Although 5G cannot cover a large area compared to 4G technology, network companies plan to install small cells in almost every part of the world to extend the coverage of cell towers. This will eventually allow more people to enjoy 5G services. Since the improvements provided by 5G focuses on wireless connectivity, there is a possibility that it will replace a standard home internet service in the future.

That means more internet coverage with less physical cables, typically laid down in homes, business, and communities. The main goal of 5G is to keep your devices like laptops and smartphones connected. But in most regions, that phenomenon can only occur at home when the devices are linked to Wi-Fi. So, the transition to wireless technology will let users be connected constantly even outside of their homes through a network with a broader bandwidth. 

If the change to wireless connectivity via 5G network becomes successful, more and more devices will be connected to the Internet of Things ecosystem. It will also improve many industries connected to smart technology like healthcare, manufacturing, and logistics, provided that the experience does not result in issues of buffering and interruptions.