What’s the big deal with 5G?
That is the question we’ll answer in this article! Find out more about the ins and outs of what can sometimes be all too unnecessarily complicated – we’re keeping it simple and sharing some fast facts so you can make an informed decision.
Fifth-generation wireless technology – aka 5G – is the latest version for cellphone networks. It’s geared to help more people connect to devices and to each other.
The benefits of 5G wireless technology
You’ll already be familiar with its predecessors, 3G and 4G wireless technology. Each has been a progressive improvement on the other – which is why there’s such a fuss about 5G. It offer's much faster data download and upload speeds (up to 100 times faster than 4G), latency as low as a few milliseconds and greater bandwidth than ever before!
Wi-Fi that works as hard as you do
If you’re working from home and/or a parent having to double up as a teacher, 5G means you get faster access to files. You don’t have to waste as much time after you click “download” and can spend more time getting down to business. The same is true for video calls – with 5G, all those annoying image freezes and broken-up audio are off the menu. You get smooth real-time meetings – an absolute joy in these times when we rely on technology to replace face-to-face interactions.
When work’s over and it’s time to unwind, using 5G cuts down on the frustration of waiting for ages for movies or series to buffer. It’s far swifter than any wireless technology we’ve experienced before, so you get to enjoy more of your downtime.
Connecting is a breeze
You’re also free to connect several devices – up to 64 to be precise. This means you’ll be hearing less of “is anyone downloading something?” from family or housemates. It sets you up for more autonomy too – no more worries about your internet use affecting anyone else’s meeting, movie or online class. Update your software, download your road trip playlist or prepare for a movie marathon without any hiccups – 5G makes everything smoother, faster and stress-free.
Beyond speed, 5G holds the promise of so much more. Developers anticipate it’ll play a role in shaping virtual reality, conducting remote surgeries and improving drone flying capabilities. On the other hand, if it makes video call meetings run smoother and prevents your favourite movie from buffering at the best part, that’s pretty cool too.
If this has piqued your interest, be sure to read more about how 5G improves your tech experience and empowers you to connect so much better with others. You can also check if there is 5G coverage in your area here.