I keep hearing about 5G and I want to know how it works.I searched on this forum and only got answers talking about the benefits 5G will supposedly have, not the technology.
1G is basically a walkie-talkie. Inefficient use of frequency.
2G is the digitization of the spectrum that used it much more efficiently. You didn’t jam the entire frequency when you talked.
3G is basically 2G for voice and the ability to send out packets in open spectrum.
4G is prioritizing packets to eliminate spikes in the network to increase capacity.
But for the life of me, and I’ve spent a lot of time working it out, I can’t figure out what 5G does. There are a couple ways of testing this out. If you go to the Wikipedia page for 4G, you’ll see the standards listed out. If you go to the Wikipedia archive, you see how the page looked 10 years ago. And the people that wrote it then had a pretty good what 4G would be. But if you go the 5G Wikipedia page today, you’ll see no standards. You’ll see a bunch of guesses and ideas about what it *could* be, but no real standards.
Is it beam forming wireless? MIMO? Edge-computing? What exactly is the standard?