Despite the fact that in reference technological events such as CES 2019, routers equipped with 5G support have already seen the light, the current context reveals that users and companies are still far from needing them.
The best WiFi device of the CES 2019 was considered the D-Link 5G NR Enhanced Gateway, a 5G router that incorporates all the technologies that will require this class of equipment. There is still no known price or availability of this router equipped with 5G support, which will be a powerful access point to connect to an operator and transmit the Internet to your entire house.
Unfortunately, the names of the Wi-Fi protocols and smartphones are similar and confusing. The Wi-Fi Alliance is trying to improve this with a simplified naming scheme, but while that will help a lot to keep track of which Wi-Fi protocol is better, it will not help to keep the difference between Wi-Fi 5 and 5G-
From How to Geek, they point out that the 5G and 5GHz WiFi are not the same: 5G is the name of the first standard of the fifth mobile generation (5G) independent, while 5 GHz refers to the wireless spectrum that your Wi-Fi router You can use. Put another way: until the arrival of 5G networks you could not take advantage of this device.
When the 5G service arrives, its features will be incredible: we can download and upload content in Ultra HD quality and 3D videos, the connections will be up to 100 times faster, the use of the frequency band will be much more efficient, it will be reduced by 90 % of network power consumption, and will increase battery life by one decade.
Another great feature will be the decrease in latency -the response time that a device takes to execute an order from when the signal is sent-, allowing to improve the performance of sensors, domotics, wearables and connected and intelligent systems.