Smartphones will charge from 5G networks

Japan intends to introduce technology, which allows you to charge gadgets literally "over the air" using 5G. The development will be carried out by SoftBank, which plans to expand the functionality of its fifth generation base stations.

According to the Japanese edition Nikkei Asia, tests of the new technology will begin in the near future after receiving the appropriate permission from the government of the country. Special transmitters installed on 5G base stations will be used to wirelessly charge smartphones, headphones and other gadgets.

According to the developer's statement, the electric charge will be transmitted in the high frequency range of 28 GHz. At the same time, in order to protect the human body from the negative effects of electricity, the power of the transmitters will be limited. In particular, at a distance of 10 meters from the repeater, this figure will be only about 1 milliwatt.

The very replenishment of gadgets will be made elementary. Their owners will only need to approach one of the base stations with their device.

SoftBank plans to start commercial exploitation of its technology already in 2025. At the moment, the company is carrying out a large-scale modernization of its equipment, within the framework of which 200 thousand fourth-generation communication base stations will be replaced with 5G versions.
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  1. Georgievic Offline Georgievic
    Georgievic (Georgievic) 9 November 2021 14: 23
    Well, of course! Soon these base stations will piss and poop and say "mom"!
  2. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 9 November 2021 14: 47
    In fact, according to my observations, the residents of houses near the transmitting stations of cellular communication in recent years have seen an increase in the number of oncological diseases and other "health problems" of a somatic nature ... although the authorities "do not like" to advertise this.
    So, maybe for some third-party passers-by such a recharging of a smartphone (approached, "recharged" and "hamil-hamil" from there ...) will be useful, but it will definitely not benefit the health of those living next to the microwave-emitting station masts! negative
  3. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 9 November 2021 19: 59
    If the signal strength at a distance of 10 meters is measured in milliwatts, then in order to charge the phone, you need to stand under the antenna of the cell for three days. The power decreases in proportion to the square of the distance.