CES 2018 was the report that the upcoming 5G model was honored. Everyone, from Samsung to Intel and the mobile phone companies to the smartphone makers, was advertising how amazing the upcoming new model would be.
Samsung called it "wireless fiber", promising super fast internet everywhere.
5G is supposed to be faster than a standard wired connection on the internet and will be wireless.
The new industry standard is coming to replace the current widespread 4G LTE standard, just as 4G replaced 3G. 5G simply means "fifth generation" because it is simply the fifth generation of this model.
The standard is designed to be much faster than the current 4G LTE technology. It's not just about accelerating internet connections on smartphones, but rather providing faster wireless internet everywhere and for everything from connected cars to Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
In the future, your smartphone and all other cellular devices will use 5G instead of the 4G LTE technology that they are likely to use today.
How fast will 5G be?
Technology companies promise a lot about the new standard. If 4G theoretically exceeds 100 megabits per second (Mbps), 5G will exceed 10 gigabits per second (Gbps).
This means that 5G will be one hundred times faster than the current 4G technology (with its theoretical maximum speed).
For example, the Consumer Technology Association reported that at this speed, you could download a two-hour movie in 3,6 seconds, versus 6 minutes you would need with a 4G or 26 time connection with an 3G connection.
And it will not just be the performance. 5G promises to significantly reduce the delay, which means faster loading times and improved response for whatever you do on the internet. Specifically, the standard promises maximum latency to 4ms, compared to 20ms offered by 4G LTE today.
With these speeds, of course, 5G will be able to hit current internet cable connections and be more comparable to fiber optics. Companies offering wired internet may face serious competition.
Of course when it comes out we have to see how much the name 5 G will cost. I mention the name because I think all the people interested will pay the name and not the speeds mentioned above.
Why am I writing this? Did anyone of you have the ability to catch 100Mbps with 4G?