5G Technology Explained

Although in many countries of the world they are just beginning to enjoy the advantages offered by the 4G generation in communications and even some still only have infrastructure for 2G and 3G, the truth is that the industry does not stop because the plans are to replace this mobile phone standard with the so-called 5G which is going to more capable and faster than the previous one. Although in some countries it is already in operation, such as United States, UK, and South Korea, the fact is that it is expected to be standardized for the rest of the world by 2020 as it is in full development phase

The fact of replacing a communications technology proven as 4G with a completely new standard but at the same time compatible with the previous one and that represents an unequaled advance by the speed that it allows to reach and its response capacity, clearly indicates that the market Mobile telephony has grown in recent years, which translates into a greater need for performance for the uses that users make of devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

Advantage of 5G Technology

The advantage of 5G is essentially performance. The 4G connections which are used nowadays, on peak have internet speed equal to the maximum of 1 Gbps, but with 5 G networks, each cell must support at least 20 Gbps downstream and 10 Gbps upstream.

With the 5G frequency it will be possible to navigate more quickly on the internet from smartphones and tablets and it will allow to create a network to which everything” will be connected, for example, connected cars, the digitization of road infrastructures, smart home and all those emerging technologies that would require a constant presence of a very broadband network to work. Through a very high data transmission speed and a very low response time 5G speed will improve the interconnection of billions of people and devices.

Health Risks and Dangers of 5G Technology

What effect could electromagnetic pollution have on human health, on animals and plants with the advent of 5th generation telecommunications technologies is inevitably surely to be increased?

Data on the effect of exposure to radio frequency of millimeter length used by the 5G frequency are not yet available but the main fact is that the use of 5G requires an exponential proliferation of the antennas which in major cities will be about a million devices per square kilometer. So it is easy to understand that in a few years the invisible web in which we are immersed will be more and more dense and it will envelop cities and its inhabitants, human and otherwise without interruption.

The 5G will use higher millimeter frequencies. Today’s cellular and Wi-Fi networks are based on microwaves which are a type of electromagnetic radiation that uses frequencies up to 6 GHz to transmit voice or data wirelessly. However 5G applications will require the unlocking of new spectrum bands in frequency ranges above 6 GHz at 100 GHz and above, using sub-millimeter and millimeter waves, to allow ultra-high-speed data transmission in the same amount of time compared to those previous.

  • Current studies on wireless frequencies in the millimeter and submillimetre range confirm that these waves interact directly with human skin in particular with the sweat glands.
  • The 5G waves will interact only with the human skin and will lead to the preferential absorption of the layer.
  • A scientist at the National Institutes of Health said, there is an urgent need to assess 5G health effects now before millions of people are exposed.
  • 5G may increase the risk of skin diseases such as melanoma or other skin cancers.

Risk Of Cancer Using Cellphone with 5G

According to the researcher, there has been established a link between cellphone use and brain tumors. This link has often been analyzed by researchers. In the researches, it is worth pointing out that the studies carried out so far concern previous technologies, especially 2G, 3G, and 4G. With the advancement of 5G technology, this risk is likely to be increased more.

By shifting from 4G to 5G technology, it is worth mentioning the thermal effects and the absorption of electromagnetic energy at these frequencies and wavelengths are already established and will lots of concern.

5G like the current second, third and fourth generation mobile telephony technologies does not require electromagnetic signals of such intensity as to induce significant increases in body temperature of exposed subjects so no problem can be predicted regarding the known effects of electromagnetic fields.

On the other hand, as already happens for small cells already used by current cellular phone technologies, fixed antennas will presumably be placed at shorter distances from people than it is, for example, the distance of a radio base station located on the top of a building.

Furthermore, 5G technologies will be joined, at least initially, with existing technologies, so that some increase in exposure levels could occur near the antennas. In any case, it will be the task of the authorities responsible for controlling emissions to verify compliance with the regulations.