Difference between 4G and 5G

4G is a mobile phone network technology, and like its predecessor 3G, it can be used for downloading data and accessing internet, but the difference is that it’s a lot faster than 3G.

5G is the fifth generation of wireless network technology.It is built on what’s called millimeter waves, a section of very high frequency spectrum upwards of 20 GHz all the way up to 96 GHz.

Difference between 4G and 5G:

S No. 4G technology 5G technology
1. It stands for Fourth Generation technology It stands for Fifth Generation technology
2. The maximum upload rate of 4G technology is 500 Mbps While the maximum upload rate of 5G technology is 1.25 Gbps
3. The maximum download rate of 4G technology is 1 Gbps While the maximum download rate of 5G technology is 2.5 Gbps.
4. The latency of 4G technology is about 50 ms While the latency of 5G technology is about 1 ms
5. 4G offers CDMA While 5G offers OFDM, BDMA
6. 4G can’t differentiate between fixed and mobile devices While 5G has the capability to differentiate between fixed and mobile devices. It uses cognitive radio techniques to identify each device and offer the most appropriate delivery channel.
7. 4G has the advantages of high speed handoffs, global mobility While 5G has the advantages of extremely high speeds, low latency
8. 4G can be used for high speed applications, mobile TV, wearable devices While 5G can be used for high resolution video streaming, remote control of vehicles, robots and medical procedures
9. It is slow and less efficient in comparison of 5G It is fast and more efficient than 4G

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