Mobile connectivity continues to gather pace in the modern world. Whether it’s social media, video streaming or communications, the always-connected era adds pressure to ensure connectivity is front of mind in infrastructure across the world.
As people increasingly seek to find information, communicate and do more business on mobile devices, the networks facilitating this functionality need to be incredibly robust, reliable and fast.
One of the biggest advances in this regard is the rollout of the 5G network. It offers faster download speeds to the masses and takes mobile data capabilities to previously unseen levels.
As impressive as the speed of 5G networks are, however, it’s what’s going on behind the scenes to facilitate its growth that is perhaps most outstanding. To keep a network with such spectacular capabilities running requires high-power components that use unprecedented levels of energy.
This energy use means huge amounts of heat being generated by 5G technology, which can be detrimental to the speed, reliability, performance and lifespan of such components. The control, dissipation and thermal management of that excess latent heat is therefore at the heart of 5G’s future success.