VIDEO: 5G Networks To Be Rolled Out This Year, What It Means For You
By Antonio Villas-Boas, Business Insider // January 4, 2018
ABOVE VIDEO: Everything You Need to Know About 5G. (IEEE Spectrum Video)
(BUSINESS INSIDER) – AT&T announced on Wednesday that it would begin rolling out its 5G network later this year.
That now makes for two major telecommunication companies in the US that will offer 5G networks in 2018, as Verizon said late last year that it would also be rolling out its 5G network.
Verizon and AT&T haven’t explicitly stated the speeds we can expect when their 5G networks arrive, but we know that they will be much faster the 4G LTE mobile networks we have today. And they even have the potential to be faster than wired internet connections, too.
When the 5G wireless standard hits the mainstream, our mobile and home internet speeds have the potential to be so fast that we’ll be downloading 4K movies, games, apps, and any other large form of content at a fraction of the time.
What is 5G?
It’s the upcoming evolution of wireless 4G LTE, which is mostly used today for wireless mobile networks. It offers incredibly fast wireless communication that can be used to transmit all sorts of data. It won’t replace cables entirely, but for some applications and industries, it could replace the need for them.
Apart from fast mobile networks, 5G will also be used to deliver internet to your home. Its speed is also suited for upcoming technologies, such as providing a continuous stream of data required for many self-driving-car systems.