Recently, the Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC2018) was held in Barcelona, Spain. In this world's most influential mobile communications exhibition, besides smartphones, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality, 5G technology had attracted much attention. In Congress, Chinese companies such as China Mobile, Huawei, and ZTE also introduced the latest technological achievements.
Due to its high speed, large capacity, and low latency, It is regarded that 5G technology will lead the mobile communications industry to achieve innovation and change.
At this conference, various manufacturers launched a new series of products and services around 5G. It can be predicted that 2018 is a key year for the determination of the 5G Standard and R&D of commercial products. The 5G industry chain will usher in a number of milestones in the development and is expected to enter a period of explosive growth. With the upgrading of communications technology, smart hardware will also be further upgraded, leading us into a 5G era of all things connected.
What is 5G?
The 5G (concept) in the communication, that is, the fifth generation mobile phone mobile communication standard, is also called the fifth generation mobile communication technology. 5G (5th generation mobile communication technology) is specifically an extension of the 4G (fourth generation mobile communication technology) currently being promoted. It is still under research.
Compared with 4G, 5G improvement is omnidirectional. According to the definition of 3GPP, 5G has high performance, low delay, and high capacity characteristics, and these advantages are mainly reflected in the five major technologies, such as millimeter wave, small base station, Massive MIMO, full duplex, and beam-forming.
5G has a higher speed and wider bandwidth. Therefore, it is expected that the 5G speed will be about 10 times higher than 4G. For example, downloading a high-definition movie requires only a few seconds, which can satisfy consumers' demands for higher network experience such as virtual reality (VR) and ultra-high definition video.
Because 5G has higher reliability, lower latency, and better meet the needs of the Internet of Things (IoT), such as smart manufacturing, autopilot, and other industrial applications. It's a benefit to expand the development space of the integrated industry, even to support economic and social innovation and development.
5G is anticipated to be commercially available by 2020. 5G is still at the stage of conception and research. In the coming years, 4G will maintain its dominant position and achieve sustained high-speed development.
The continuous maturation of 5G tech will also lead the financial payment, catering retail, and security protection industries into smarter times. As a leading brand of smart POS, Telpo will also devote itself to the research of 5G and it will be perfectly connected to our smart terminals.
As a famous POS manufacturer called Telpo in China, it has also devoted itself to 5G research and will perfectly embed it in intelligent terminals in the future!
Telpo not only will load 5G but also customization +, committed to the cash register, financial payment, identification, O2O and other industries, customized for mobile POS machines, Android POS machines, desktop POS terminals, QR code terminals, bar code terminals, visitor registration machines and other smart hardware industry solutions. Welcome to Telpo!
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Brief Introduction: Founded in 1999, Telpo is a professional smart terminals' provider and ODM service expert, covering the point-of-sale (POS) terminals, biometric fingerprint device, face recognition device, self-service kiosk, etc. Telpo has served for over 1000 customers abroad, including the platform operators, banks, software vendor, association, technology companies and even governments organizations. Telpo adheres to R&D and innovation, in order to provide more intelligent hardware for global partners.