We recently wrote how the people in Switzerland came to the rally. The occasion was the impending introduction of 5G: demonstrators sure that electromagnetic radiation affects health. Opinions in comments were divided: some believe that it is foolish to be afraid of the new standard, others urged to wait and remember the story about birds killed by the radiation. The discussion showed how 5G shrouded in myths and gossip. We remembered three of the most popular misconceptions, and to dispel.
The first myth: 5G kills
See. European protesters came out because now there is no accurate data does work 5G on health. Switzerland established a separate Commission, which by year-end to understand the issue. A similar campaign launched in Russia: the Ministry of health in tandem with the Ministry of communications will establish the 5G affects the health of Russians. Finally, the who also do not determine unambiguous answer.
«Final data on this issue yet. My colleagues conducted research that confirmed that electromagnetic radiation affects the brain of rats and probably humans. But how harmful it is for health — is not yet clear», — said Valentin Buslaev, associate Professor, Department of Radiophysics Tomsk state University.
But the birds 5G didn’t. This is a misconception.
You’ve probably seen pictures of dead birds and a PostScript — it’s all because of harmful radiation! In fact, it was so. Pictures were taken at Hague Park a year ago there really is a mass dying of birds. Suffered three hundred starlings. Scientists have not been able to establish the cause, but it was immediately discovered Internet conspiracy theorists saying that everything is supposedly due to test runs 5G. This Park is really ran in the new standard — but for six months before the avian epidemic. The trials lasted only one day, so they are unlikely to kill starlings.
And in General, the 5G is not able to kill the animals, said Dr. Eric van Rongen, a member of the health Council of the Netherlands and Chairman of the international Commission for the protection from non-ionizing radiation. «The level of radiation comparable to 5G 3G and 4G, but it is far below the exposure limits. The current capacity is insufficient to lead to something like this. Even if the 5G will work worldwide, it is unlikely that this will increase mortality of birds», — explained the expert.
The second myth: 5G will only lead to increasing download speeds
Go ahead. Second comment: and why do we need 5G, and if LTE right? The question is generally true — right now we almost don’t have problems viewing videos or downloading files. Yes, the new Protocol will spur this process, but what do we do with Mahasaraswati every fifteen minutes to load on a new 4K movie?
The trick is not in the 5G speeds, and bandwidth and capacitance signal. This will allow you to develop the Internet of things, smart cities and tele-health.
For example, is now difficult to track the amounts of data in a city scale. «Before real-time was impossible to process large amounts of information. For example, search for photos of intruders, to track the movement of a car. And today this is possible with a very fast 5G», — writes «Russian newspaper».
The same examples of leading Wall Street Journal. According to the Western press, the automakers will be able to embed chips in all machine parts. So engineers will know which part needs to be promptly repaired or replaced. «Some scientists even consider the idea of remote surgery with robots. People in houses will be able to connect refrigerators and washing machines to the Internet to determine when they need maintenance. Implants for diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases learn automatically send the information to doctors», — explains the resource.
Finally, this was in conversation with 4PDA mentioned and Vadim Poskakukhin, project Manager «spectrum management». «In the longer term, this network for new services such as virtual and augmented reality, the possibility of automation of production processes, management and surveillance drones, remote medicine, network connectivity unmanned vehicles and so on».
The third myth: 5G will be only in Moscow, regions can not see
The reasons for this judgment is simple. To put 5G’s expensive — he’s got a weaker signal, so you need to buy more equipment. And the more equipment, the higher the cost. And if Moscow is able to afford it, then what about some of the Omsk region? There LTE is not everywhere catches. This is partly true, but only partly. To remote villages the new standard, most likely, will not reach — it is unlikely that the operators will begin to build up towers many kilometers of the route, just to reach a couple thousand potential subscribers. But in large cities supersvyaz will.
5G will come to our country in five years, but when they come — will cover the regions too.
Today 5G is testing in eight regions of Tatarstan and Kronstadt; there are demonstration zone in Sochi. It is expected that the first commercial network will appear in Russia by 2020. And by 2025, the number of 5G connections will reach 46 million — or about 20% of the total coverage. According to this forecast, the growth rate in Russia exceeds the global average, but are below the level of the leading markets: USA, South Korea and China.
This is evidenced by our interlocutor of «spectrum management». According to him, promising communication standard in the first place will come to cities. «It is in these cities soon 4G network will no longer deal with traffic, and further the seal will face a sharp increase in costs from operators. New lanes and better standard here would be welcome. But the evolution of LTE networks also belongs to the family of the 5G air interface, and therefore the regions will be able to join the services 5G, maybe with some reduced settings».
What is the result? 5G does not kill at least birds. Its main benefits, not the increased speed, a smart city with drones, telemedicine and the Internet in each barrier. Well, it will be the new standard not only in Moscow: it will cover the cities.