Butens emphasizes that 5G technology offers several advantages. First, the higher the internet speed. The expected 5G technology speed, which is measured in gigabits per second, compared to the typical 4G technology speed (megabits per second), ensures faster transfer of large amounts of data. For example, movies of full HD quality can be downloaded in seconds instead of minutes. Secondly, a higher bandwidth, which allows the network to add many more devices and sensors at the same time, giving users a more positive experience with the use of data services. And thirdly, the delay with a low latency or signal is about one millisecond instead of the current 30 to 40 milliseconds, which ensures even faster "communication" or connectivity between devices and the mobile network. For example, online games can be enjoyed in real time and with the same high quality as an optical wiring connection.
"Such an online or" live "video was shown in the Bobsledecompetition at the Phoenician Olympic Games, when camcorders linked to athletic helmets were broadcast live from the point of view of the pilot, and it was one of the South Korean experiments with the practical use of 5G, many have not noticed it, but it would be difficult to get high-quality video with 4G technology, "explains BITE Technical Director.
Therefore, the mobile operator makes great efforts to prepare the implementation of 5G standards and the associated technologies as accurately as possible, including ensuring sufficient availability of radio frequencies. For example, in October the Board of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) extended the user rights to BITES subsidiary SIA Unistars for five radio frequency bands and two 26 gigahertz (GHz) band channels for ten years. For example, BITEI currently has the most available frequencies compared to other operators, which corresponds to the 5G standard guidelines that were approved at the end of last year.
The 360-degree video that was offered during the Olympic figure skating, which was stopped, was able to describe the quality of each jump or spin, reveals very well the changes in the entertainment and recreation sector, which will promote the 5G technology. It still has to be equipped with a local 5G network stadium and use translational elements of reality, so that viewers can enjoy even more entertainment on TV's, PC's or mobile devices.
The ability to create a high quality local network for your business needs is one of the great benefits of this technology, which will have a significant impact on the development of the Internet of Things (IoT). The 5G network will be able to offer a very large number of connections (about one million per square kilometer) with low energy consumption. Moreover, different solutions and services with different speeds and guaranteed quality are simultaneously possible in one overlay area. For example, one layer supports the network in the stadium, the other connected cars, but another – read the meters remotely or monitor the patients.
However, there are currently technological solutions that enable the development of the IoT network under the existing standard for mobile networks. BITE is the first Latvian mobile communication operator to introduce the low bandwidth technology "Narrowband Internet of Things" (NB-IoT). It offers high quality indoor coverage and high connection density, which is important for the IoT network.