Help Me Understand Rural 5G Technology
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What is “G” Technology?
In the beginning, there was no “G” (Generation) at all.
There was only cellular communication.
In 1991, providers went from analog to digital cellular phones. They started the whole “G” naming experience with 2G.
Since then they have moved up the G numbering system and added subtitles to the “G” --- for example, 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution).
Each “G” added new features. Features like SMS (Short Message Service) --- the original text messaging service from the 1980s. Text messages on SMS were limited to 160 characters. SMS then expanded to become MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service). This has allowed us to transmit photographs, video, audio files, and exchange contact details.
Each increase in “G” offered a corresponding increase in information download and upload speed, as well as capability. Providers zoomed along to 4G.
So the question is --- “How did each successive “G” offer more speed and capability?”
Signal Modulation and Processing
To simplify it --- just remember that all these advances leading to 5G come down to the way a cell phone signal is modulated and processed.
The easiest way to explain this is by using the old A.M. (Amplitude Modul