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What is 5G?

“5G” stands for the fifth generation of wireless networks. If you have used a smartphone you must be familiar with the terms such as GPRS, EDGE, LTE, 3G & 4G. Basically 5G is the newest addition to this family.

5G is the next generation of mobile broadband that will eventually replace, or at least augment, your 4G LTE connection. With 5G, you’ll see the exponentially faster download and upload speeds. Latency, or the time it takes devices to communicate with each other wireless networks, will also drastically decrease.

What can I expect from 5G?

For a smartphone user, having it changed from 4G to 5G will give the ultimate experience of the fastest internet. From 100MBpS, 5G will bring a whopping 10GB per second speed. That’s more than 100 times faster than the best 4G network you have ever used.

With these amazing speeds of internet, you will no longer be facing the request lag you are facing with your 4G device now. All the requests will be instantaneous!

5G will only take less than few seconds to download a full HD Marvel Movie which would be days for a 3G user.

New Doors opening with 5G.

With the dramatic increase in internet speeds coming with 5G, More data-consuming tasks will be common to use. For instance, the movies will come with Augmented reality. Internet of Things will leap forward drastically. Surgeons will be able to perform surgeries remotely, Holography will be more popular

Where Can I find 5G now?

According to 5gobservatory.eu, Below cities now offers 5G

USA

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Charlotte
  • Dallas
  • Kalamazoo
  • Los Angeles
  • Las Vegas
  • New York
  • Oklahoma City
  • Phoenix
  • Seattle
  • Waco

Japan

  • Tokyo
  • Nagasaki
  • Okinawa
  • Yokohama

China

  • Beijing
  • Chengdu
  • Hangzhou
  • Lanzhou
  • Shanghai
  • Shenzhen
  • Suzhou
  • Wuhan
  • Xiong’an

South Korea

  • Seoul
  • Suwon
  • Pyeongyang
  • K-City (a fake town built by the country to trial driverless cars)

European cities are still in the early stages of 5G deployments. However, European H2020 objectives require every country to launch 5G in at least one city by 2020:

  • Amsterdam
  • Barcelona
  • Berlin
  • Bristol
  • Istanbul
  • Lucca
  • Milan
  • London
  • Patras
  • Stockholm
  • Turin

Devices that offer 5G

According to Mashable ,

Below are the devices that are currently equipped with 5G.

  • Huawei Mate X. Huawei is one of the greatest defenders of 5G innovation. …
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. …
  • LG V50 THINQ. …
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. …
  • OnePlus7 Or OnePlus 7T. …
  • ZTE Axon 10 Pro. …
  • Sony 5G Prototype. …
  • Motorola Z3

 


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