5G Wireless Technology Accompanied by Espionage Security Concerns

Global telecommunications companies are introducing 5G wireless technology, which is expected to bring innovation to mobile services. This is the first major upgrade of the global mobile phone network in the past decade, and it has also brought a new round of global technology competition. But another issue that followed the launch of 5G is spying and security concerns. Why?

The 5G era is approaching, and 5G applications have also become the focus. Unmanned vehicles, drones, smart factories, smart medical care, smart cities and other fields will rapidly develop due to the high speed, delay reduction and large-scale equipment connection of 5G. But the 5G competition is also focused on its security, especially the spy and security risks brought by Chinese companies including Huawei.

Swedish wireless device manufacturer Ericsson AB said that by 2024, the mobile network will carry five times the amount of data, and the 5G network will cover more than 40% of the world’s population. It is estimated that by 2024, there will be more than 22 billion gadgets connected to the Internet of Things.

1. What is 5G?
5G stands for the fifth generation mobile network or the fifth generation wireless system and is the successor of 4G. The final speed of 5G may be 100 times that of its predecessor, and the data speed is 10Gbps per second. Consumers can download full HD movies in seconds.

The design of the 5G architecture is one of the reasons why the speed can be greatly increased. In the 5G architecture, some data can be processed locally without having to pass all the data back through the core network.

2. Is 5G already in use?

5G is still in its infancy, and South Korea launched a national 5G network in April. It is expected to reach its peak speed by the end of the year, followed by Japan.

US carriers have begun offering limited services: Verizon Communications Inc. plans to deploy 5G in 30 cities by the end of the year, while AT&T Inc. said it will provide 5G services nationwide by mid-2020.

British operators plan to offer limited 5G services in 2019, while Germany hopes that 5G will drive the strength of its industry in digital transformation.