Koon Yew Yin 17 July 2020
US banned Huawei 5G technology. Huawei is the world’s No. 1 telecom supplier and No. 2 phone manufacturer, but it’s a pariah in countries like the US. Unfortunately, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, like an obedient dog wants to follow Trump to ban Huawei 5G networking equipment despite Huawei phone’s massive presence around the world. The US continues to pressure allies to block Huawei from their next-generation 5G wireless networks. In July, the UK opted to ban Huawei from its 5G infrastructure. The company’s gear must be removed by 2027.
Donald Trump and Boris Johnson are so ignorant as they did not realise how much this new technology can help the people and the nations improve economically. Trump does not care as long as he can bash China to win more votes for his re-election in November. Unfortunately, most Americans also like to degrade China. All Americans and British people should open their eyes to read the following to know more about 5G technology.
What is 5G technology?
The new, faster standard will make possible what is frequently called the Internet of Things—the wireless connection of everyday items to allow data on them to be collected, analysed, and manipulated. These items could be anything, including mundane household appliances, farm equipment, watches and clocks, water mains, various robots, hospital devices, and even the computers and machines used by businesses and emergency services—all could be networked together, accessed, and monitored online. 5G will enable self-driving cars to communicate with each other and with traffic monitoring systems—potentially preventing accidents by reacting up to 200 times faster than human drivers. There is a world of possibilities and potential just waiting for the mind of man to explore it.
The big focus of 5G enthusiasm is about the vast increase in computing capabilities that will result from massive improvements in communication and extraordinary amounts of data transfer. Experts believe these developments may have the potential to generate a new Industrial Revolution,producing jobs and boosting national economies. Estimates suggest that in the next few years we could see literally millions of 5G base stations on Earth and 20,000 new 5G satellites in low Earth orbit, connected to 200 billion transmitting objects.
Wider rollout of 5G, however, is going to take significant investment and time before it reaches our neighbourhoods. Compared to 4G signals, which blanket the airwaves in all directions, 5G, at frequencies of 10 to 300GHz (gigahertz) and a one-millimetre wavelength, is unable to pass through buildings or trees and can even be disrupted by rainfall. To overcome these difficulties, 5G phased-array base antennas, transmitting multiple narrow, steerable, high-power signals, need to be positioned just 200 metres apart in a grid. The same antennas in all 5G devices, either stationary or moving, will seek to establish a continuous connection with the base antennas. Existing legislation will permit these signals to be at least ten times more powerful (up to 20 watts) than current 4G signals.