How 5G is going to transform Mobile Application Development

Chapter247 Infotech
5 min readFeb 21, 2020
5G for Mobile Application development

1G…2G….3G….4G LTE!

Like how these technologies mattered to us at pivotal points in our life, 5G technology has now become the new mantra!

Our earlier struggles of unending buffering of videos, our wait to see our favorite photos or the downtime of an urgent email waiting to be sent are all going to Rest in Peace with the promises 5G network is about to bring.

With the dawn of the new year, 5th generation wireless technology is all set to become a roaring reality!

Our article endeavors to address everything about 5G technology to ease your queries and doubts.

What is 5G?

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Let’s begin with the basics, 5G is not an extension of the 4G technology because it has been built on a totally different architecture. 5G technology is considered the millennial generation broadband network that will better the efforts of its predecessor 4G LTE. 5G technology comes with the promise of faster uploads and download speed and lower latency time. It will considerably reduce the time devices take to communicate with each other.

Going down in history, 5G technology carries the promise of bringing in the Fourth Industrial revolution!

It is estimated that a record-breaking 1.1 million devices will be running on 5G technology. Here’s our little illustration that charts out a promise.

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The path-breaking changes that will accompany the 5G network will transition the efforts of a number of industries which will create lasting impacts that will change the face of technology.

How 5G technology works?

How 5G works?

As against 4G LTE, 5G functions on three varied spectrum bands namely:

Low spectrum band: popularly known as the 1 GHz spectrum, the low spectrum band is utilized as a primary band considered a part of many carriers. It also is considered the best for LTE and covers a broad range as well as has great wall penetration. It is only with peak data speeds that it is considered preferable.

Mid-Band spectrum: Considered faster to the low-band spectrum, it has a lower latency with peak speeds going up to 1Gbps. The penetration of the mid-band spectrum is not as good a low-band spectrum though.

High-Band spectrum: Without a doubt, this delivers the highest speed for 5G technology. Its peak speed offering is 10Gbps and manages very low latency levels. With these benefits, its penetration and coverage still leave a lot to be desired.

General advantages of 5G technology

Greater speed

One of the biggest advantages that 5G technology gives is its unbeatable internet speed. With faster internet speed loading times automatically increases even for heavy files. For speed-fanatics, the 5G network is a worthwhile wait.

A near Zero Latency rate

There is a close synergy between low latency and organizations. Companies have to make the right move at the right time and when a network with poor latency harms your bright prospects, nothing can be as painful. 5G technology is all set to bite through 4G’s 50 milliseconds avatar to splendid 1 millisecond which is a benchmark set by GSMA.

Increased communication density

The sanctity of a network connection can also be judged by a crucial criterion which is density. To prove our point, check how your network works amidst huge crowds and you will get your answer. Currently, 4G technology supports 2000 connected devices per .38 square miles. When the number of connected devices increases, these numbers eventually fade out. 5G technology carries the assurance and commitment to supporting 1 million connected devices in a designated space. Quite a feat!

How will 5G transform mobile application development?

It is time to now see how 5G technology is all set to change the strategy for mobile application development.

Lightening-fast speed

As we know, 5G technology is not just about speed, but of course, it is its identity. The high download speed of 5G technology is one of its biggest attributes because it enables end-users to download huge files in fractions of seconds. For mobile application development, developers are well-aware that user abandonment due to speed converting to poor loading times can be a huge set-back but thanks to the 5G network this is about to become history.

Swift transfer of files

BY transferring files we mean, everything that is transferable including money. The potential of speed that 5G tags along exposes a great perk for mobile application development. Developers can now add heavy and distinct features that they had been avoiding especially those organizations that rely a lot on data transfers. A 490 Mbps browsing speed with 100 MBPS downloading speed clearly implies faster file transfer.

AR/VR/MR augmentation

The dependence of the entertainment industry is rock solid on AR/VR & MR. These technologies require a lot of data processing jamming the 4G network. When apps are powered by these technologies they also tend to communicate across different areas spread globally which increases the load speed massively. 5G technology with low latency is all set to increase mobile traffic by 74% in 2024.

5G network will make life easier for such mobile applications to thrive.

Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of things or IoT is set to take a different identity altogether all thanks to the virtues of 5G technology. As of now the sensors that interact with each other eat away sizeable resources depleting the LTE data capacity. 5G technology will power interactions between sensors and devices. Experts in emerging technologies estimate that by the end of 2020 there will be 20.5 million IoT devices. Between 2017 and 2025 businesses also are expected to pour close to $15 trillion in investments in IoT.

Enhanced user experience

Great user experience is one of the best advantages 5G technology will provide for mobile application development. Good user experience on mobile apps demand clarity and one can sense it with the experience we have on apps.


Gaming apps can be successful only when the user sees immense promise in its display. VR and AR play a crucial role in ensuring this. With the advent of 5G technology, mobile application development companies will tackle the issue of high data transmission and would set to inculcate immersive augmented reality features that are bound to take the apps a notch-higher.

Swelling of navigational maps

5G technology will help navigational apps with undeterred and speedy communications. Tourism is all set to benefit the most with 5G technology with enhanced navigational tacts.

In a nutshell

5G technology will bring a 360-degree change in the way businesses are conducted. With it will come high speed, great bandwidths and a close to zero latency benefitting mobile app developers and businesses who sell their apps.

In all, a win-win situation is on the cards.



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