What is 5G Advanced and how does it differ from 5G?

Author: Editorial
event 11.04.2022.
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Although 5G has yet to make its mark in most parts of the world, the industry is already working on the next-generation version, called ‘5G Advanced’, with more capabilities. Here’s what we know so far.

5G networks have been established in most of the world, but some countries are working on setting up their base stations as we speak. 5G is heralded as the next-gen connectivity source for the evolution of AR/VR technology, making online gaming more accessible, and introducing a new level of IoT. And while we are still picturing the future of 5G in the market, the industry is gradually moving to a new standard – 5G Advanced. It promises to inject more intelligence, boost overall performance, and do all that with the environment in mind.

So, what is 5G Advanced, how does it improve on the existing 5G network and what new features can we expect to see?

What is 5G Advanced?  

As per the industry standards, 5G Advanced is like an upgrade on the existing 5G network connectivity. Telcos expect the network coverage to drastically improve, providing consistent fast internet speeds. But it’s not just about connectivity with 5G Advanced, but rather the emphasis is on injecting more intelligence to current solutions and delivering an improved end-user experience.

When will 5G Advanced be launched in the market?

The first release of 5G Advanced is not due until 2024, so we don’t expect any official rollout to happen before 2025.

What to expect from 5G Advanced?

New Life-Like Virtual Simulations

5G Advanced has all the tools required to make the metaverse concept become a success. The very nature of 5G Advanced advocates for the extended reality ecosystem, wherein a person can be situated inside their bedroom while simultaneously experiencing the beach with the waves flowing beside them. This experience will be possible, for example, before booking flights for a vacation in order to get a real impression of the weather in a certain region. It will also help narrow the gap between the physical and the virtual, opening up the gates for more hybrid events such as drone racing.

Giving Wheels to Autonomous Vehicles

The 5G network is here for all our needs, but 5G Advanced is meant to be the true solution for the development of autonomous vehicles. Automation is the future, be it self-driving cars that are fully autonomous or industries adopting technologies for efficient operations. 5G Advanced is going to supplement these solutions with improved navigation systems and the results will allow for a more advanced and thriving production process in the near future.

Enabling Daily Operations for Devices

The network has advanced, but there are still corners that any form of connectivity finds it hard to reach. 5G Advanced is here to bridge the gap and enable daily operations with the right solutions. It can help set up smart grids for power outlets, help farmers manage their agricultural resources and activities efficiently, and more. The interlinking of devices makes the connectivity costs cheaper, without compromising on the performance. 5G Advanced is set to lay the groundwork for the development of the 6G, which is expected to be the beacon of the telecom industry in the next decade.


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