5G Review: I tried 5G. It will change your life - if you can find it

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Like all wireless network technologies that are “next generation”, with 5G your phone will have a faster connection, in fact, experts say it will be about 10 times faster than 4G. That’s enough to stream an “8K” video or download a 3D movie in 30 seconds.

In addition, the additional capacity will make the service more reliable, allowing more devices to connect to the network simultaneously.

Likewise, it is essential to bring up that 5G goes far beyond smartphones. Sensors, thermostats, cars, robots and other new technologies will connect to 5G someday. And current 4G networks do not have enough bandwidth for a large amount of data that all those devices will transmit.

Thus, this is established as the future promise of 5G technology in less than a decade; Internet connections so fast that they will admit a completely new way of life.

The soul of the new economy

It has been said that 5G technology will be established as the soul of the new economy. This is due to cars that drive alone, virtual reality, smart cities and robots that work in a network: they will all work with 5G technology very soon. In addition, 5G promises to open the door to new surgical procedures, safer means of transport and instant communication for emergency and relief services.

It should be noted that 5G is not just about speeds in smartphones. Other technologies will be enabled with their ability to handle much more bandwidth, allowing data from sensors, thermostats, cars, and robots to work together in real-time.

Certainly, mobile operators are investing billions of dollars in 5G. New networks and associated technologies are expected to add $ 17 billion to global GDP by 2035, according to ABI Research. Even so, there will be a significant delay between the launch of 5G and that financial impact. It is not unlike the iPhone 3G, an impressive piece of independent technology that did not have a great economic impact until a year later with the arrival of the App Store. A few years after that, 4G paved the way for on-demand applications such as Uber, mobile video consumption on Netflix and FaceTime, real-time redirection through Google Maps and social sharing on Instagram and Snapchat.

In this way, one could say that we have maximized the 4G capabilities of what our phones can do, but 5G could offer a door to what follows. However, carriers have a long way to go before fulfilling that promise.

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Source: Samantha Murphy Kelly | CNN Business

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