5G glossary

Everything you need to know about 5G in… 5 words!

5G

The 5th generation of wireless network, after 2G, 3G, 4G and 4G+. Each network generation has its own standards of speeds and coverage.

Very High Speed

The speed is the quantity of information that a network can transfer in a given time. It is expressed in kilobits, megabits or gigabits. Very high-speed mobile internet access allows a large amount of data to be sent and received within a very short timeframe.

Mobile coverage

This is the extent of the geographical area in which it is possible to use various Internet services via your smartphone.

Scalability

This is the ability of a network to adapt to changes in the volume of demand, to save energy in the event of low consumption or maintain the quality of service in the event of peak connection levels.

Network Slicing

This enables the more specific allocation of network performance (bandwidth, latency etc).
How? By “cutting up” or adapting the network for each use (from low to high or very high speed). These network slices make it possible to change the resources according to the use and guarantee higher levels of reliability or speed where its needed. For example, network splicing means parts of the network can be reserved for critical applications such as telemedicine and self-driving car management, always ensuring an appropriate level of service.