Let’s talk about 5G. It’s the big buzzword these days; and consumers have been promised it will be the next big innovation in internet, data, and WIFI. But how fast is it? And how can we expect it to change the way we use the web?
At the Mobile World Congress Last Spring, according to USAToday, 5G was the HOT topic. Countless booths and executive demonstrations were promoting how this super-fast connectivity would transform the way we get online. Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said, in no uncertain terms, that 5G is “The best technological leap that’s ever happened in the history of (the business).” (USAToday)
Chief Network Officer Nicola Palmer went so far as to say that 5Gwould usher in the fourth industrial revolution! (USAToday).
According to Business Insider, AT&T and Verizon are set to start using 5G networks this year, and though the telecommunication giants haven’t said exactly how fast internet speeds will be, they could be even faster than wired internet connections. However, projections by Verizon CEO Palmer projects that the latency of 5G is about 100 times faster than the blink of an eye. (USAToday)
Still, whenever we get it, however we end up experiencing it, 5G promises to revolutionize the way we consume internet for decades to come. We’re on the brink of an entirely new wave of technology, and only time will tell where it takes us.