8 Gig Internet is So Much More Than a Minor Iteration of 5G

As the latest advancement in wireless connectivity, 8 Gig internet is a hot ticket. You’ve likely heard of 5G technology. The term “5G” is short for Fifth Generation Mobile Internet. It’s a cellular wireless technology that uses high radio frequencies. 8G is a further iteration; literally, Eighth Generation Mobile Internet. Although 7G and 8G internet speeds already exist, speed by itself cannot define a wireless generation. Each mobile internet generation has standard criteria, capabilities, and new features that differentiate it from the previous one. 8G is expected to arrive fully in 2048 and the speeds are almost unimaginable and capabilities that are similarly very powerful.

With 8 G we’ll be talking about petabits. A petabit (Pbit or Pb) is a unit of data measurement that equals 1 million Gigabits. 8G will deliver 17.2 petabits per second on a 3.65 petahertz frequency. What this means to users is that when you have 8G internet it will take about 435 milliseconds to download a full feature movie in 4K resolution. That’s less than one second to download an action movie in 4G. Globally, Norway, the U.S., South Korea, China and Japan have launched 7G and 8G networks but it’s primarily still in testing.

8G operates on higher frequency spectra that permit faster data transmission and minimal latency. It will bring major advancements in speed and bandwidth. It will reduce latency to the lowest levels ever seen. Connections will be sturdier and more reliable. More devices will be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). The ability to move so much data so fast will foster new applications of augmented reality AR and virtual reality VR. 8 Gig internet will lead to major advances in transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, learning and entertainment, to name but a few. For example, medicine can use 8G to improve real-time patient data and thus enable more accuracy in diagnostics and treatment options. Physicians will be able to evaluate and treat people in even the most remote regions in one-on-one tele-sessions. The transportation industry can optimize routes to avoid congestion on a real-time basis and thereby save on fuel and other costs. Self-driving vehicles can be greatly improved.

This technology delivers symmetrical multi-gig speeds, meaning download and upload speeds are similar; for example, up to 8 Gig download and 8 Gig upload where available. Super-fast upload speeds really matter when you are uploading large media files to a server. 8 gig networks will provide lower latencies, enhanced security and greater reliability. Devices will have to have 8 Gig settings enabled.

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