What is 5G?
5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices than ever before.
Combining cutting-edge network technology and the very latest research, 5G should offer connections that are multitudes faster than current connections, with average download speeds of around 1GBps expected to soon be the norm.
The networks will help power a huge rise in Internet of Things technology, providing the infrastructure needed to carry huge amounts of data, allowing for a smarter and more connected world.
With development well underway, 5G networks are expected to launch across the world by 2020, working alongside existing 3G and 4G technology to provide speedier connections that stay online no matter where you are.
So with only a matter of months to go until 5G networks are set to go live, here’s our run-down of all the latest news and updates.
When will the 5G be launch?
5G technology is expected to officially launch across the world by 2020.
The US, China and South Korea are expected to be some of the first nations to install full 5G networks, with others including the UK not far behind.
Many companies are busy making sure their networks and devices are ‘5G ready’ in time for 2020, meaning some networks may launch before then.