What are the benefits of 5G?
There are plenty of great benefits to 5G that can help you in both your personal and professional lives. They include:
Faster downloads. The speed of your 5G depends on where you’re using your device and who your service provider is. But regardless of location and provider, one thing you can bank on is that, at its peak, 5G is light years ahead of 4G in terms of potential download speeds – 20GBps for 5G vs 1GBps for 4G. In most cases, 5G is at least 10 times faster than 4G – that can be a huge difference when you’re gaming, video chatting, working or streaming.
Lower latency. Latency is how long it takes for your device to send information and then receive it back – the round-trip time. Latency is lag measured in milliseconds, which might make it sound like no big deal. But when it comes to streaming videos, getting serious about your gaming or next-gen tech such as self-driving cars, it can make a huge difference. And if it can do that for bigger equipment, imagine what it can do for your phone or tablet. According to Choice, 5G improves latency from 4G’s 45 milliseconds to just 1 millisecond. That means even quicker trips on the information superhighway.
More capacity. When too many people try to connect to a network, it can cause that network to become clogged and slow. 5G makes that issue much less likely, as it was created to allow more users to connect without impacting speed or reliability. So, even as more people start using 5G via their smartphones or other smart devices, the network shouldn’t slow down.