Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsCell Phones & Plans · 2 months ago

Is 5g considered to be wifi or is it just a cellular internet?

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  • Sam
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    cellular internet.

    you won't even need to have the  wifi receiver on your phone turned on, 

    unless you want to use wifi, like if you have no cellular signal but have access to a wifi signal, often called 'wifi hotspot'

  • 2 months ago

    It's a spectrum / standard 💯 gigs per second 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You are running on 4G now.  You think you can do alot on it.?   5G is like 10+ times faster and can handle more volume than 4G.

    It is so much more.

    4G gives us WiFi now.  Cellular internet requires even less.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It's definitely not WIFI, it's cellular internet.   However in the way of technology it functions more like a WIFI router than a cell tower because of its range limitations

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  • ron h
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    5th Generation cell phone service is what that means.  5ghz WIFI is not related to 5th Gen cell phone.   Everything Garry said is wrong.

  • garry
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    its for phones , 4g are for wifi actually 4g lte, is the fastest current wifi . to expensive to run 5g on wifi.

  • P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It's definitely not WIFI, it's cellular internet.   However in the way of technology it functions more like a WIFI router than a cell tower because of its range limitations.  

  • L
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    5G is its own set of standards (mostly 3GPP and ATIS) being used by many cellular service providers as the next generation of communications connectivity.

    https://www.3gpp.org/

    5G wireless frequency bands and data throughput are a lot faster than 4G (LTE) and the earlier generations. 5G is not WiFi. WiFi is not 5G.

    WiFi is its own set of standards designated under IEEE 802.11 (and all the various suffix extensions.

    Different standards are needed to deal with the different requirements being met by the various technologies and the many different manufacturers that make equipment that needs to be compatible.

    For example, with 5G, the current expectation is the high throughput (using millimeter wave radio technology) when combined with "edge computing" from the service providers network will allow autonomous vehicles to connect directly with each other. One potential use case is it starts raining in one part of town, the automatic sensors on autonomous vehicles start the windshield wipers, vehicles near the area raining all slow down on their own because the potential for hydroplaning exists. This is actually a combination of 5G and IoT (internet of things) technology working together. The vehicles "talked" to each other, no human communication or intervention needed.

  • 2 months ago

    Either / both (the same abbreviation from two very different contexts):

    The 5th generation mobile phone "5G" is a faster cellular phone and internet system, based on larger numbers of lower power, shorter range cell nodes.

    "5G" as in a frequency band, is 5 GHz WiFi, aka 802.11a or 802.11ac modes.

  • Brutus
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    The iPhone 12 Pro Max will be the best ever 

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