5G is a new radio access technology developed by 3GPP for the fifth generation mobile network. It will deliver new levels of performance and efficiency that will empower new user experiences and connect new industries such as health, autonomous vehicle, gaming, massive IOT and connected home. 5G will deliver multi-Gbps peak rates, ultra-low latency (the delay between the sending and receiving of information), massive capacity, and more uniform user experience.

The other mobile network generations are 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G.

  • - 1G delivered analog voice
  • - 2G introduced digital voice and text messaging with 160 characters
  • - 3G brought voice with enhanced mobile data speed of up to 42Mbps and multimedia support (MMS)
  • - 4G LTE ushered in the era of mobile internet revolution with enhanced data speed of 150Mbps and enhanced voice (Voice over LTE – VoLTE). The mobile data speed in LTE has further been evolved to support a higher rate of 450Mbps and beyond.

  • - 5G will be significantly faster than 4G, allowing a theoretical download speed of 10,000 Mbps. This means faster download speeds with the ability to run more complex mobile apps.
  • - 5G’s lower latency means multiplayer online gaming response will become quicker.
  • - You will able to enjoy Ultra HD video streaming anytime on the move.
  • - Futuristic services like smart metering, autonomous cars, eHealth and other facilities which were unimaginable in previous technologies

  • - 5G is faster than 4G - 5G speed is 10x faster than 4G and can reach up to 1Gbps.
  • - 5G has more capacity than 4G - 5G will support a 100x increase in traffic capacity and network efficiency.
  • - 5G has lower latency than 4G - 5G will deliver more instantaneous and real-time access: a 10x decrease in end-to-end latency down to 1ms.

No, 5G service will be provided to you by default once you obtain a 5G capable device.

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