Quick Glossary: 5G Technology
Throughout history, each new technological advance has precipitated the next, in a continuous loop of faster, better and more powerful technology. This principle has been the cornerstone for the IT industry since its inception. For mobile telecommunications, the latest great technological advance in this cycle has been given the moniker fifth-generation wireless.
Businesses that can apply 5G technology to their products and services can get a huge jump on their competition. However, as is often the case with wireless mobile technology, there are varying standards and use cases for 5G, which greatly complicates matters.
This glossary, courtesy of TechRepublic Premium, lists 31 5G-related terms and explains their meaning and their importance to the enterprise.
From the glossary:
Traditionally, wireless signals are broadcast in all directions, but with beamforming, signals are aimed at specific locations or devices using arrayed antennae. This technology will save energy and decrease interference.
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