It seldom happens that we usher in the New Year with the most exciting news, like soon to be available 5G networks to all that would completely change the scenario of the internet world. Yes, you read that right. The network that is currently on every internet user’s lips will soon be on their compatible smart phones. The latest invention of Fifth Generation Wireless Cellular Network (famously known as 5G) in the family of mobile connectivity has a bag full of exciting offers for its users. Some of such offers are faster downloading and uploading speeds, decreasing latency, enhanced connections and wide coverage area. This means, internet browsing will no longer be a mind pestering task for any activity performed using it. If experts are to be believed, 5G will reach 1.4 billion devices by the end of 2025.
In context to website designers, 5G networks hold a promising future for them with a host of new benefits, which would help them expand their horizons in designing. Like, web designers will have room for incorporating larger content like 4K video or any other high quality visual elements on their client’s website. 4K videos that have not garnered the expected usage because of its prodigious loading time on mobile networks can now be put as a background of any website using 5G. Not only 4K videos, but using Virtual and Augmented Reality in web designing is now possible through flawless and uninterrupted 5G networks speed.
With such high speed internet connection, it has been exemplary for the web designers to exploit the capability and usability of Progressive Web App (PWA) technology into website designing. With such superlative benefits of 5G networks, web designers are sure to get empowered and create a never seen and truly an unforgettable website. But, before learning how exactly 5G would revolutionize web designing, we will learn what the differentiating benefits of 5G networks are that have made the mobile users wait in desperation for it.
Benefits of 5G Networks
Nothing in this world can survive if its pros do not out shadow its cons. Same is the case with 5G networks, which has a bundle of benefits to offer with improvements in its last version i.e. 4G. This Fifth generation of mobile technology promises much stronger network connections, wider network coverage and faster data download and upload speed. In comparison with 4G connection, 5G is believed to deliver 10 to 20 times faster speed in real world scenario. This means that loading of pages and files can now be done in a fraction of a second.
The main reason behind invention of 5G networks was to carefully and efficiently manage the current count of ever-increasing volume of data in order to provide an efficient networking. With unprecedented surge in the number of mobile and internet users, the prevailing spectrum bands are getting congested, which in return is deteriorating the quality and connectivity of the 4G networks. So, to tackle this widespread problem, 5G is soon getting launched to provide an efficient mobile internet. 5G networks can connect to up to 1 million mobile devices within the range of .38 square miles with better precision due to radio frequencies ranging between 30 to 300 GHz range.
Along with all the existing features of 4G networks and seamless speed, 5G connections offers low to zero latency time. Latency time is the time gap between the information sent to a phone by a website and its arrival on that phone. In other words, this page loading time would come down below 5 milliseconds when using 5G, which is approximately 50 milliseconds under 4G networks. A website that is loaded with high quality images and videos will also load in 1-2 milliseconds of time. Because of reduced latency and faster speed, the battery consumption of the device can be reduced dramatically. Beside all these superlative advantages, 5G networks is the gateway to a world of new use cases, like
Now, that you are aware of all the major benefits that 5G would bring when it enters the tech world, we must move ahead and study about the pros 5G would give to the web designing world.
How 5G Networks will be Beneficial to Web Designing?
When a designer does not have to stress himself for lag on a website, he can pay requisite attention on designing the website for a seamless user experience. With the launch of 5G networks the task of web designing has become so interesting that the designers are now able to develop an uncompromising website with rich quality audios, videos and resource intensive functionality. Leaving behind high resolution images, designers will be able to deploy 4K videos that are not being right used under 4G networks. This would also make 4K videos, which has a long due credit to it. Let’s check out some vital features of 5G that would help designers create a unique and spectacular website.
Currently, 5G is available in the UK, but only in few cities. It will be available to rest of the world slowly and gradually, starting with metro and urban cities. This means that majority of internet users will be not have access to 5G networks together. So, web designing should be done in such a manner that it is compatible for use under both older network versions and 5G networks without hampering their user experience. It means that till the time we all get access to 5G technology, we will be living in a hybrid world involving both 4G and 5G networks. Be it faster speed, seamless connectivity, use of AR & VR or impressive user experience, all be justified and reach its optimum level of usage when 5G becomes a commonplace in the world.