The 5G Quiz: Reliance Industries, Huawei and the Future of Technology

Jul 22, 2020 11:18 AM 5 min play

5G is everywhere these days. Well, not the technology itself - that's yet to be rolled out globally - but news regarding 5G is certainly on everyone's minds.

Last week, Reliance Industries - India's most valuable unicorn! - announced that it had developed 5G "from scratch", entirely made in India. Meanwhile, controversy surrounding Huawei and the Chinese government's relationship with China's tech giants continues to aggravate tensions between Washington and Beijing. The UK recently joined a growing list of countries that have outright banned the usage of Huawei apparatus in their 5G infrastructure.

But amidst all this is the promise of 5G - the futuristic tech that could impact every field, from self-driving cars and AI to robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Quite a lot to unpack, isn't it? Have you followed the developments in the 5G world ardently enough? Let's find out - in this week's Quiz Knock!

Without much further adieu, here's what awaits you:

  1. Let's begin with an easy one: What does "5G" stand for?
  2. The main advantage of 5G networks is that they will have greater bandwidth, giving users higher download speeds. Which of these terms is synonymous with "bandwidth"?
  3. One of the reasons why 5G tech is considered powerful is that it can offer latency of one millisecond or lower. What does latency refer to?
  4. Because of its high frequency, 5G relies on compact, portable base stations that can be placed in large quantities in an area. What are these called?
  5. Yes or No? 5G waves can penetrate walls, bridges, trees, or anything physical.
  6. There are 12 major companies currently researching and developing 5G tech. Which of these is NOT one of them?
  7. Which Indian telco has claimed that it has developed 5G technology from scratch and has applied for field trials?
  8. Which country's telecom companies accounted for 46% of all 5G-related devices sold in 2019?
  9. 5G is more than futuristic technology - it is also at the centre of many geopolitical controversies. Huawei, for example, has faced various allegations of intellectual property theft and corporate espionage, and has faced opposition in many geographies. As of July 22nd, which of these countries have banned Huawei's 5G networks?
  10. Let's end with a beginning! Which was the world's first smartphone able to connect to 5G networks?


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