5G simply stands for fifth generation and refers to the next and newest mobile wireless standard
Bidding will begin closer to the time of release where networks will pay huge sums to use the infrastructure with rollout expected to be around 2020.
Even though we are always thinking of the future, with 5G in mind, yet 4G still is not covered in all areas and is not quite as fast as what it could be or as strong.
There are still improvements on the 4G network to come in the UK, this includes even getting a signal in some areas.
The standard set for the initial download time for 4G is around 50 milliseconds whereby for 5G it will be 10 times as fast, meaning latency will be aonly 1 millisecond.
In terms of downloading a film in HD, you will probably be looking at around 10 seconds, the same on 4G will take around 10 minutes.
The networks are yet to bid, but it will be expected that the main 4 of course, will take it up.
Of course 4G is available now, with a bit of a wait until any 5G infrastructire is in place in the UK, you are possibly at least a few phones away.
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