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5G in Italy: Vodafone and TIM get the frequencies the best, but what is the difference compared to the 4G?

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Published on Oct 11, 2018

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In the past few days has ended the auction for the allocation of frequencies dedicated to the network 5G in Italy. The top lots were taken by Vodafone and TIM, but what many are asking is: what will be the difference with the current network for 5G?

Long time now speak incessantly of the network 5G, still in phase of development, both in Italy and in other countries of the world. The first smartphone equipped with a modem for this network will come only in 2019, so before then you can not experience the quality and speed of this new technology. The infrastructure required for the operation of the 5G are not yet ready, in fact, in Italy, has just ended the auction for the assignment of blocks of frequencies. The first antennas ready for January 2019 will support the frequency 3700 MHz and 26 GHZ, while the frequency from 700 MHz will arrive just in July 2022.

TIM and Vodafone have won blocks of frequencies the best, and a 700 MHz (useful to provide the network inside of the housing), 3700 MHz (to improve the speed of your connection), and, finally, those from 26 GHz to ensure a good signal even in cases of overcrowding in a given area). The other competitors as the Wind, Three and Iliad, however, have obtained part of the frequency, but lots more precious have been acquired by TIM and Vodafone. This means that the launch of the connectivity 5G the best quality of the network will be in the hands of these two operators, while others will have a lower grid.

As many of you may have already guessed, the network 5G will be faster and will have a response time smaller than the current 4G network. The 4G network has speeds of up to a maximum of 1 Gbps. With the introduction of the new frequencies 5G, the network will be 20 times faster, coming then to a peak of 20 Gbps. In the same way, the latency will be reduced to 1 millisecond. This means that the response time will be almost immediate. In this way, in addition to improving the speed and waiting times, will be also improved the online experience, such as in video games and other applications that require low response times.

Article 5G in Italy: Vodafone and TIM get the frequencies the best, but what is the difference compared to the 4G? comes from iSpazio.

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