How will 5G Break Speed Records?
A recent study has shown that the average broadband speed in homes is 16Mbps with much more to come.
17:12 09 November 2017
The Internet of Things (IOT) is ever expanding, due to the more smart gadgets we are adding to our homes and the streaming that we enjoy, relying heavily on the internet.
Samsung aims to provide a service that hits speeds of 20Gbps by incorporating next generation mobile internet. This speed would mean you can download a 4K film in less than a second.
They have visions of the internet being beamed into consumers' homes from base stations on lamp posts.
Train station users and people using public spaces are set to benefit from these mobile internet base stations.
During a test, Samsung managed to reach speeds 600 times faster than an average connection in the UK at 1Gbps.
Arqiva, a telecommunications company, is working with Samsung to deliver this mobile technology, which will deliver more data at faster speeds, to the UK.
When 5G arrives, online banking, shopping, streaming etc. will all be able to be completed in a matter of seconds and will prove particularly beneficial to self driving cars, which will respond instantly to the application of brakes and smart homes.
Smart Cities will hugely benefit from 5G with up to a million connections per square km.
5G will allow you to seamlessly transfer TV streaming from one device to another .
Although it may be another two years before we see 5G in the UK, the super connectivity is certainly something to look forward to.
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