5G or 5th generation may refer to any of the following:
1. 5G, which is short for 5th Generation, is a cellular communication network standard. It follows the 4G, 3G, and 2G digital cellular standards, and the original analog cellular standards collectively referred to as 1G. 5G provides cellular data at speeds of 20 Gbps, with enhanced MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) communications to serve an increasing number of IoT devices.
The original 5G specification was created by the ITU (International Telecommunication Union). Today, it's standardized by the industry consortium 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project). 5G networks in America began service in April 2019, with broader adoption planned for 2020 and after.
Does 5G make people sick?
No. 5G does not make you sick and does not cause infertility, cancer, COVID-19, or any other disease. All scientific evidence shows that the radio frequencies from 5G do not harm humans.
- World Health Organization: 5G mobile networks and health.
- RF EMF GUIDELINES 2020.
- NCI: Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer
- Scientific Evidence for Cell Phone Safety
There are many conspiracy stories floating around Facebook and YouTube that claim 5G is making people sick. However, all of these stories have no scientific evidence.
2. A description of the fifth generation of anything developed with multiple generations or iterations. For example, there is a 5th generation of computers that were developed over the evolution of computers.