Cybersecurity – 5G

Cybersecurity 5G !

There’s a lot of ads out there advertising “4G Wireless Technology”. Did you ever wonder what that really means? I’m Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.

Clancy: “4G LTE” stands for the fourth generation, long term evolution. It’s an acronym that has perhaps common in the secular and wireless community, but doesn’t make much sense to the lay person.

Charles Clancy is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech.

Clancy: Basically, it’s the latest generation of cellphone technology. 1G or first generation was the old analog system we had in the late 1980s. 2G was the first digital system, which came out in the mid 1990s. 3G technology came into prominence in the early to mid 2000s. Then 4G, and in particular the 4G LTE standard, which you probably have heard many times, if you listen to any commercial for any cellphone carrier, is the latest technology.

Right now, researchers are trying to figure out what the fifth generation technology would be, 5G. Many cellphone companies and research groups are all looking at new technologies that they might incorporate into the next generation of cellular technology.

There are some components that are looking at increasing the amount of artificial intelligence in the wireless systems in order to improve performance and efficiency. Another component is looking at additional frequencies that might be used by cellphone networks.

The third area is what’s known as millimeter wave technology. This is extremely high frequency wireless signals. The signals are so high frequency that they can’t even go through a wall or a window or a piece of paper. The idea would be that you’d have these small wireless devices in key rooms in your house, and when you were in that room, you would be able to achieve internet speeds that are so fast, it’s difficult to comprehend what we would even use that much data rate for.

I’m Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.

Cybersecurity - 5G

Blazing speeds on an internet signal that can't penetrate walls - or even paper!
Air Date:12/19/2016
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Cybersecurity 5G !

There's a lot of ads out there advertising "4G Wireless Technology". Did you ever wonder what that really means? I'm Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.

Clancy: "4G LTE" stands for the fourth generation, long term evolution. It's an acronym that has perhaps common in the secular and wireless community, but doesn't make much sense to the lay person.

Charles Clancy is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech.

Clancy: Basically, it's the latest generation of cellphone technology. 1G or first generation was the old analog system we had in the late 1980s. 2G was the first digital system, which came out in the mid 1990s. 3G technology came into prominence in the early to mid 2000s. Then 4G, and in particular the 4G LTE standard, which you probably have heard many times, if you listen to any commercial for any cellphone carrier, is the latest technology.

Right now, researchers are trying to figure out what the fifth generation technology would be, 5G. Many cellphone companies and research groups are all looking at new technologies that they might incorporate into the next generation of cellular technology.

There are some components that are looking at increasing the amount of artificial intelligence in the wireless systems in order to improve performance and efficiency. Another component is looking at additional frequencies that might be used by cellphone networks.

The third area is what's known as millimeter wave technology. This is extremely high frequency wireless signals. The signals are so high frequency that they can't even go through a wall or a window or a piece of paper. The idea would be that you'd have these small wireless devices in key rooms in your house, and when you were in that room, you would be able to achieve internet speeds that are so fast, it's difficult to comprehend what we would even use that much data rate for.

I'm Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.