Fiber to the home (FTTH) is a newer method for providing internet access to homes and businesses through the use of optical fiber. It first appear in the 1980’s and has grown in popularity in recent years. The use of optical fiber increases the speed of legacy cables by a considerable amount. The use of FTTH allows for much faster speeds at longer distances when compared to coax or DSL. FTTH is also called fiber to the business (FTTB) and fiber to the premises (FTTP) and several other variations depending on the location.
Broadband with WiMAX or Worldwide interoperability for microwave access is a technique used to provide internet access to a MAN. WiMAX uses wireless technology to provide connectivity and is a promising solution to last mile concerns with legacy technologies. 5G is the latest development in cellular network technology. 5G is based on 4G and LTE technology which are now being replaced with 5G. 5G is mostly being installed in dense urban areas and it is becoming more prominent. 5G offers much higher bandwidth and reliability than 4G and in time it will become the dominate network.
As 5G becomes more available it will begin to revolutionize the world of wireless connectivity. The massive increase in bandwidth allows for more devices and possibilities for how it is used. This will include the evolution of modern cities and how they are run from a technological standpoint. As technology becomes infused with more aspects of our daily lives the 5G infrastructure will be there to build these technologies upon. New developments in IoT, driverless cars, surveillance and much more. 5G may even become a replacement for traditional home and business internet access. 5G is the technology that is going to make our society truly wireless and the developments to come are quite exciting to consider.