The superfast 5G mobile internet looks set to be arriving in the UK between 2020 and 2022. Various network suppliers have been testing the 5G networks capabilities throughout 2018 meaning broadband-equivalent download speeds over mobile networks is just around the corner.
The worlds mobile engagement is on the increase meaning more data is being consumed than ever before. With existing Spectrum bands becoming overcrowded this is leading to breakdowns in service delivery from the existing 3G/4G network.
To fix this issue the market is trying to make better use of the spectrum bands and increase capacity, allowing far more devices to access the internet at one time. 5G (short for fifth-generation mobile networks) will allow just that.
5G connectivity is looking promising, it will be far better at handling thousands of devices simultaneously, reassuring the delivery of much faster upload and download speeds with a more stable connection and wider coverage. While current 4G technology only has average maximum download speeds of 50mb per second, 5G networks have been shown to run at up to 100 times faster. In principle, this means the ability to stream a 4K Video straight to a smartphone with no lag will not only be possible but the norm.