5G: Queries and Concerns

5G: Queries and Concerns

July 24, 2019

Will my phone work with 5G? Is 5G faster than Fiber? Will 5G replace WiFi? Will 5G require more towers? Can 5G replace Ethernet? Can 5G make you sick?


3G: Wireless networks of the third-generation, which may be known by their most-recent data access revisions, HSPA or HSPA+.

4G: 4G refers to LTE-based networks and LTE-based networks only. The terms here are completely interchangeable. LTE, LTE-Advanced, LTE-Advanced Pro, this is all “4G.”

5G: A term used to describe the “next generation” of wireless communication networks that have yet to be standardized.

Millimeter wave: A term used to describe portions of the Super or Ultra-high-frequency spectrum, particularly those frequencies above 6GH. 5G networks are widely anticipated to use millimeter wave frequencies, when you think 5G, think 6GHz+, and when you think 6GHz+, think millimeter wave.


Which is the first country to launch 5G?

South Korea is the first country to launch 5G.  Three Telecommunication service providers in South Korea are SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus began their 5G services in 5th April 2019. China is set to have 5G technology commercially available in 2020.

Will my phone work with 5G?

The new 5G networks rolling out in 2019 will offer faster speeds and better connectivity, but most people won’t be able to access them since they’ll only be available in a small number of markets next year. Your current phone won’t be able to work on 5G. Some 5G supporting phones:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
  • LG V50 ThinQ
  • Oppo Reno 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G

Coming soon 5G phones

  • Huawei Mate X
  • Huawei Mate 20 X
  • ZTE Axon 10 Pro


There has been lots of talk about a 5G iPhone, but most of it suggests that 2020’s model will support 5G, rather than this year’s So our best guess for now is that the first 5G iPhone will be the iPhone 12 (or whatever Apple calls it) and that it will land around September 2020, but there’s an outside chance that the iPhone 11, expected around September 2019, will support 5G

What frequency is 5G?

5G will use spectrum in the existing LTE frequency range (600 MHz to 6 GHz) and also in millimeter wave bands (24–86 GHz). 5G technologies have to satisfy ITU IMT-2020 requirements and/or 3GPP Release 15; while IMT-2020 specifies data rates of 20 Gbit/s, 5G speed in sub-6 GHz bands is similar to 4G. Speeds in the less common millimeter wave spectrum can be substantially higher.

Is 5G faster than Fiber?

5G broad band’s speeds may only match rather than exceed those of the current top-end fixed broadband speeds, at around 80Mbps. It’s so much not that 5G broadband will be faster than fixed broadband, then, but that it will be faster for more people.

Can 5G replace Ethernet?

While 5G is still some time away for consumers, one of the most obvious applications of this technology will be to replace your home broadband service. Yes, most certainly 5G will replace Ethernet, but it will do much, much more, and it needs to.

How fast is NASA’s Internet?

NASA’s Internet connection is 13,000 times faster than normal type. If there’s one organization that never has to worry about streaming videos in glorious HD, it’s NASA. The space organization’s shadow network can transfer 91 gigabits per second, or 91,000 megabits per second.

What’s the deal with 5G?

5G is the next generation of mobile broadband that will eventually replace, or at least augment, your 4G LTE connection. With 5G, you’ll see exponentially faster download and upload speeds. Latency, or the time it takes devices to communicate with each other wireless networks, will also drastically decrease

Will 5G replace WiFi?

With 5G, WiFi Isn’t Going Anywhere. Here are some other reasons by WiFi will continue to thrive even with the launch of 5G. The Wi-Fi market is growing, not shrinking. According to a Markets and Markets report, the global WiFi market will be worth 33.6 billion by 2020.

Can 5G make you sick?

It is said that 5G/4G can cause radiation sickness, burns, cancer, and even genetic damage.  It is important to be clear that 5G wireless technology is a form of non-ionizing radiation. And for that matter, so is the current 4G wireless technology.

Mobile phones emit radio frequency radiation, or radio waves, which are a form of non-ionizing radiation. This kind of radiation is normal and all around us. Non-ionizing radiation only has enough energy to excite a molecule, and the byproduct is merely heat.

Ionizing radiation, by contrast, is higher-frequency and can be a severe health hazard. It can cause radiation sickness, burns, cancer, and even genetic damage. Ionizing radiation is the kind of radiation we find in using nuclear power.

Will 5G require more towers?

For us, 5G means faster speeds and the ability to connect more devices than 4G currently accommodates. This means 5G will require an enormous expansion of current cell tower infrastructure in order

What’s dangerous about 5G?

The more powerful the cell phone towers, the more potential for radiation to be emitted into our environment. Even though 4G is more powerful than the 3G network- it’s not nearly as powerful as 5G. 5G is the super horse, a new wave of technology designed to connect everything via the internet.

 5G and Nepal

With that, we’re awaiting eagerly for 5G wireless technology. It becomes available in major developed markets around the world within 2020. Within the next few years, we’re going to see such incredible improvement in wireless service that we’ll wonder how we ever survived without it.

Chaudhary Group and Turk Cell have agreed in principle to operate 5G service in Nepal. In the closing day of the Nepal Investment Summit 2019, CG Telecom; Chaudhary Group’s subsidiary in the Telecom sector, signed an agreement with Turkish operator Turkcell for the 5G mobile service.

As per the Kantipur, the agreement between CG and Turkcell for 5G is worth 25 billion. Chaudhary Group’s Managing Director Nirvan Chaudhary and Turkcell representative have signed on the agreement letter. CG Telecom entered into telecom sector by buying 80 percent stake of the satellite-based rural operator called STM. They were also awarded the unified license back in 2017 by the Cabinet. But they couldn’t operate their service due to the no consent from the regulator and absence of frequency spectrum.