Since mobile phones are one of the most frequently used technologies by people, mobile technology is also developing rapidly. Although 4G has just entered human life, 5G has become a hot topic nowadays. This is a testament to how fast mobile technology is evolving. 5G enables IoT (Internet of Things) networks and facilitates new high-bandwidth applications. In this article, we will introduce you to 5G technology and what you need to know about 5G.

What is 5G?

5G is a term used to describe a set of standard applications and faster wireless internet technologies. Users using 5G have faster internet and less lag. Also, as 5G is the 5th generation, it means that the infrastructure has changed for the fifth time. In every new generation technology, this infrastructure needs to be changed or added. Additionally, 5G is designed to make the VR and self-driving cars we use today more useful as it powers IoT networks.

When the transition to a new generation technology is made, it is the speed of the internet that draws attention. 5G networks have speeds of 10 Gbps to 20 Gbps. While 5G isn't content to beat the speeds of 4G networks, it's also much faster than the wired internet that many people come to their homes with. 5G offers network speeds that rival fiber optic connections. The most important feature 5G offers is speed, but one of the other features is the reduction in network latency. 5G provides faster access to data between the phone and the counter server. Network latency depends on many factors. In ideal conditions, 5G networks give 60 to 120 times lower latency than 4G. These latency speeds will make applications such as virtual reality usable in today's conditions.

Turkey has taken an important step in its 5G journey at Istanbul Airport. In Turkey, 5G technology was used for the first time at Istanbul Airport for testing purposes. Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Ömer Fatih Sayan, Türk Telekom CEO Ümit Önal, Turkcell General Manager Murat Erkan, Vodafone Turkey CEO Engin Aksoy and Istanbul Airport Operators Board Member Mehmet Kalyoncu attended the meeting.