Q. With respect to 5G Network, consider the following statements:
1. 5G services will provide up to One GBPS (Gigabit Per Second) of download speed.
2. 5G services will have ultra-high latency.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

What is 5G-Network?

  • 5G or 5th-Generation is the latest upgrade so far in the long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband networks. The 5G technology mainly works in 3 bands, (low, mid and high–frequency spectrum);
  • The important features of 5G include:
    • Data Speed: 5G services will provide up to One GBPS (Gigabit Per Second) of download speed. It is 100 times higher than the existing network speed;
    • Efficiency and Stability: The energy efficiency of devices and stability of network connections will improve further with the 5G technology;
    • Reduce Network congestion: 5G services work across the low, medium and high–frequency spectrums. This will avoid any network congestions;
    • Low Latency: 5G services will have ultra-low latency (time taken by a network to respond). Latency for is predicted to be below 10 milliseconds, and in best cases around 1 millisecond.

A government panel report expects the peak 5G data speeds are to be in the range of 2-20 Gbps.

Source: EPIC June 2022