Welcome to the JAAGNet Community for Telco/5G.

This community is designed for individuals interested in the rapidly evolving telecommunications industry and/or 5G Network infrastructure..

Telecommunications (telco, telecom) is the exchange of information over significant distances by electronic means and refers to all types of voice, data and video transmission. It encompasses a wide range of information transmitting technologies such as telephones (wired and wireless), microwave communications, fiber optics, satellites, radio and television broadcasting, the internet and telegraphs.

Fifth-generation wireless (5G) networks are digital cellular networks engineered to greatly increase the speed and responsiveness of wireless networks. 5G will enable a sharp increase in the amount of data transmitted over wireless systems due to more available bandwidth and advanced antenna technology. 5G is used in diverse applications, examples are, IoT Communications, video, controls and automation, fixed wireless access, high performance edge analytics, location tracking and more.

The Telco/5G field has huge impacts on our day-to-day lives in both business and personal aspects. 

Let's start with a definition:



noun: telecommunications the transmission of information, as words, sounds, or images, usually over great distances, in the form of electromagnetic signals, as by telegraph, telephone, radio, or television.

Sometimes telecommunication. (used with a singular verb) the science and technology  of such communication

telecommunication, a message so transmitted.

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Is 5G really faster than 4G?

The recent Blog by Damien Distill: Verizon 4G faster than 5G from T-Mobile Indicates: An early analysis of 5G network performance in the US from RootMetrics by IHS Markit found plenty of room for improvement, noting 4G data rates bested 5G in some locations. Research conducted in H2 2019 highlighted disparities in coverage and speeds across 5G networks. A side-by-side comparison of services in Los Angeles, for instance, clocked maximum download rates ranging from 125.7Mb/s on T-Mobile US to…

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