How did we get to 5G? The history of mobile networks

2G brought digital networks and the very first information connections. Though they were a trickle by today’s requirements, these speeds in the kilobits-per-second were innovative for the time, frequently faster than the dial-up most individuals in the United States were still using. 3G showed up with a significant speed increase, and pushed forward the multimedia web we utilize today, with picture sharing, audio streaming, apps and even video.One element

of early cell networks we’re fortunate to leave is the networks technology standards wars. Folks in other nations may have been fortunate enough to prevent these, however in the US our major networks were split between GSM and CDMA innovation up until the 4G age. While the US suppliers still aren’t completely compatible, for several years your choice of network would likewise identify the phones you could utilize, and lots of cellular phone designs just launched on a single network type.The split

in between the networks was a complicated one, with conflicting technology but also patent wars and arguments over who should direct the future of mobile. Most service providers are moving on a more united front but there’s no assurance the next generation will not bring a new split. In the meantime, enjoy our increasing speeds and relatively unified mobile landscape.Check out the video for

a full breakdown of the history of mobile innovation.