We live in the internet age, and the desire for better communication speeds grows with each passing year. The fifth generation of mobile technology, or 5G, was eagerly anticipated by people all across the world. The day has finally arrived, and people are about to see the transformation. The wavelength, which ranges from 2800 mm to 3500 mm, determines the speed of a 5G network.
The wavelength, which ranges from 2800 mm to 3500 mm, determines the speed of a 5G network. This fifth-generation connectivity provides a download speed of 20 Gbps because of the wavelength and bandwidth.
There are certain drawbacks to all of this as well. In this post, we’ll look at why numerous mobile carriers advise their consumers to turn off their phones’ 5G capabilities.
Increase in Radiation
The range of connectivity provided by the 5G network is shorter than that of its predecessor, 4G LTE. 4G LTE has a longer range than 3G LTE. As a result, more towers are necessary to distribute connectivity. The amount of radiation in the surroundings will automatically rise as additional towers are installed.
This high level of radiation is hazardous to both animals and plants. A total of 11 Telco is necessary for a tiny country like Singapore, which has a population of roughly 5.7 million people. However, there is no scientific evidence that many people claim to have health problems as a result of the high-frequency bandwidth and the radiation it emits.
Because there is a risk, many carriers advise their customers to turn off 5G.
The range of 5G, as mentioned previously, is not very long. In comparison to 4G LTE, the frequency at which the waves travel is shorter and lower. Physical impediments such as trees, buildings, and other structures are also a stumbling hurdle when traveling these short-length waves. The signals of 5G are jammed and disrupted as a result of these limitations. It results in less connection, which is the primary goal of the 5G rollout. To assure connectivity, over half of Singapore’s mobile operators advise their customers to turn off 5G.
Phone Battery Drains Faster
5G consumes more data than 4G LTE, which is used by the vast majority of people worldwide. This contemporary 5G network connectivity depletes the battery of your smartphone faster than 4G LTE. You may be able to download any multimedia faster, but your phone may become extremely hot as a result. It occurs when you use a phone with a drained battery that cannot manage the greater bandwidth and frequency. Technicians from all of the mobile carriers are working hard to improve battery technology. Several users, however, have complained that when utilizing 5G, the device drains quickly and does not last more than a day after being charged once. When using 4G LTE, this is not the case. Several telcos are advising their consumers to turn off 5G as a result of these complaints.
Slow Upload Speed
The download and upload speeds will be great when 5G connectivity is introduced to the world. After testing this fifth-generation internet connection, it was discovered that 5G provides a download speed of 1.9Gbps but only 100Mbps for uploads. The upload speed in 4G LTE is substantially faster. This is also one of the key reasons why Singapore’s mobile providers advise users to stick with 4G LTE rather than 5G.