The 5G network is a technological advance that is gradually being implemented in many countries, despite the controversy generated by the report published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in which the network was classified as a possible level 2B carcinogen.
However, this WHO qualification was somewhat misunderstood – like practically most of the scientific articles that have caused controversy lately – since it lists agents that do not have conclusive studies showing that they are carcinogenic elements in the long term so that other types of components such as coffee are also included in this list.
After this controversy was clarified, some countries have advanced in the implementation of the 5G network, and Mexico has not been left behind. For this reason, in this article, we will talk about the current status of 5G network implementation in Mexico, its benefits, and much more.
Benefits of 5G in online casinos
The controversy explained above has cast doubt on the idea of implementing the 5G network, but in the opinion of experts, the potential benefits far outweigh the potential drawbacks.
One of the areas that will benefit most from it is the entertainment industry, especially the iGaming sector, as it will be possible to play and gamble from your phone at incredible speed on popular gambling sites such as AskGamblers.
The 5G network allows mobile devices that support it to achieve internet connection speeds of up to 10 GBps (gigabytes per second) and a latency of 5 milliseconds, a time that is virtually imperceptible to humans.
This combination of speed and latency significantly improves live streaming services for sporting events and live casino game streaming, as we would be talking about real-time, high-quality, uninterrupted streaming.
The speed and latency potential of the 5G network enables a host of possibilities in many areas – such as the ability to work directly from the cloud without interruption – but its benefits go beyond this.
For example, 5G allows more users to be connected simultaneously, which can help the expansion of technologies such as the so-called metaverse, which uses mixed reality to immerse the user in a very complete virtual experience.
On the other hand, Big Data, marching learning, and the development of artificial intelligence will also benefit from this technology, as the speed of data processing in the cloud will increase to levels never seen before.
In addition, Qualcomm – one of the world’s leading technology companies and a leading manufacturer of mobile processors – believes that devices that support the 5G network will have a much longer battery life.
This is because, according to the company’s tests, these devices can use the 5G network only when the device demands a higher connection capacity, because this technology leverages the infrastructure of the current 4G network to avoid unnecessary power surges.
The possibilities are endless and, surely, once this technology is 100% deployed worldwide, it will enable the creation of new applications with unimaginable benefits.
What is the 5G network?
If you don’t know what the 5G network is, then here’s a little bit about it. First of all, if you connect to the internet through your phone, then you are probably familiar with the concept of 4G, i.e., the fourth-generation wireless internet connection network.
The 5G (fifth generation) network differs from the previous one in its ability to improve internet speed through wireless services. This fifth generation of wireless technology requires new and highly expensive infrastructure to operate, which has delayed its deployment in many countries.
5G network progress in Mexico
At the end of 2021, Mexico began to develop the necessary infrastructure to implement 5G technology and, currently, there is coverage in 18 cities in the country, including Mexico City, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Morelia, and Monterrey.
According to some estimates, it is expected that by the end of 2022 this wireless network will be deployed in close to 100 cities in the country, with more than 80% coverage in those cities.
In addition, it is estimated that by 2025 around 25% of Mexican users will have access to this network and that there will be coverage in a good part of the national territory. However, the main obstacle to the full adoption of this technology is the devices, as currently only mid-range and high-end equipment -whose price is high- have access to this technology.
For this reason, despite the progress made in terms of infrastructure in Mexico, the full adoption of this technology by ordinary users will be gradual and will be in line with the development of mobile devices, especially their cost.