Understand the differences between SA 5G (Pure) and NSA 5G (Impure)
The SA 5G mobile network, called “pure 5G,” represents the most modern technology. It has its own infrastructure, not depending on the antennas used in the old system, and it has an exclusive radio frequency defined by ANATEL. It is still being implemented in Brazil, as it requires a complete update of the existing network. Still, when fully implemented, SA 5G networks will guarantee much higher speeds than current NSA 5G networks, with lower latency and the ability to connect multiple devices simultaneously.
The NSA 5G standard uses the same internal infrastructure (network CORE) as the current 4G system, hence the classification as “impure.” And it is currently in use by more than 200 telephone operators worldwide, including here in Brazil.
The most relevant benefit concerning NSA 5G is that users do not need to change the chip to take advantage of the new technology, in addition to bringing data transmission capabilities far superior to LTE 4G technology.