Posted on Mon Nov 09 2020
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The advent of fifth-generation (5G) wireless network technology has been keenly anticipated by consumers seeking its unique benefits for their daily lives.
However, some have questions and concerns about challenges they may face. Will 4G phones work on 5G networks? When will 5G be available? In this article, we answer these questions and explain how the onset of 5G will affect existing 4G networks.
In 2019, there were approximately 10 million 5G connections in the world. By 2023, that number is expected to increase exponentially to 1.01 billion worldwide 5G connections. The wider adoption of next-gen 5G technology is expected to provide these advantages:
The enthusiasm surrounding 5G has people wondering if they need to purchase a new phone to keep up in the new 5G era. If you’re thinking about upgrading to a 5G-specific device, then we can help you make an informed decision.
Wireless carriers are rolling out 5G in the US, but that doesn’t mean you need to buy a 5G phone right away. It will take time for 5G to reach nationwide coverage. The CEO of Verizon offered two predictions to clarify the timeframe:
The growth of 5G networks doesn’t mean 4G is going away. Mobile carriers will use existing 4G LTE networks to provide their customers’ cell service well into the next decade. 5G networks will work with 4G — not outright replace it. The upshot is that 5G-capable cell phones will still use 4G technology.
The four major carriers have all launched 5G networks, but they have minimal coverage on the national scale. Their 5G networks extend to select US cities, but most Americans remain out of the loop. Here’s a breakdown of the current network areas of the four largest carriers:
The limited present range of American locations is, of course, just the beginning. Carriers will keep building their networks and launching 5G on a gradually wider stage in the years to come.
While consumers are eager to experience 5G speed, there aren’t many 5G cell phones on the market. Below is a list of the leading 5G devices either soon to be available or currently available in the US for purchase or preorder:
* These carriers only have 4G LTE service available for this device presently but plan to expand to 5G as soon as possible.
This list will certainly grow as the expansion of 5G networks proceeds. Several companies, including Apple, Google, Vivo, and Nokia, have announced the development of 5G phones, with launches expected in 2020.
Even with 5G cellular connectivity and speed, signal blockers still cause lagging and interference. Several obstacles will continue to interrupt your signal in a 5G world, including:
Fortunately, you don’t need 5G cell phone service to get better reception. A WilsonPro cellular amplifier will immediately improve your cellular connectivity.
A cellular amplifier, or cell phone signal booster, improves cell reception in buildings, vehicles, and homes. Powerful antennas collect and amplify the signal from cell towers and then broadcasts the enhanced signal within range of your mobile phone. A booster system is composed of the following three components:
Your smartphone, tablet, and other cellular-enabled devices stay connected with WilsonPro’s technology, even in areas where your signal might otherwise be weak or obstructed.
WilsonPro is a leader in wireless technology innovation. In fact, we recently announced the release of our first 5G cell phone booster. There are several key reasons customers choose us:
With a WilsonPro cell signal amplifier, you get security and peace of mind knowing that you’ll stay connected even in signal-poor remote or rural areas. Dozens of case studies show the success of our signal amplifiers over a wide range of client settings including educational institutions, first-responder vehicle fleets, social media giants, and hospitals.
You don’t have to wait for 5G coverage to reach your city or buy a new phone to enjoy reliable cellular connectivity. Get faster data speeds and fewer dropped calls today with a WilsonPro cellular signal amplifier.