If you’ve ever found yourself in a crowded area say a market or football stadium or a music concert where you’re trying to send a tweet or a photo but the data speed was so annoyingly sluggish, then you’re going to love the promise of 5G.
A report by Techradar confirmed that with 5G upload speeds in such situations would go as far as 200Mbps.
Verizon consumer wireless group CEO Ronan Dunne at CES 2020 explained that
“In the context of the overall bandwidth available, this idea of congestion will become a thing of the past. Because a significant amount of the traffic will be sitting on the millimeter wave environment,” Dunne said. “So think of somewhere like Times Square at 5 PM going from maybe single-digit throughput speeds to 50 Mbps at the edge and 200 Mbps in the middle of Times Square.”
5G promises to be a big booster for publishers especially vloggers whose livelihood depends on the quality bandwidth of data services.
But anyone in banking, or digital marketing, sports betting and virtuals will consider 5G good news too.
5G will run off on 4G
Folks not on 5G will still benefit from the technology as a better bandwidth also means better 4G.
To be clear, you’ll need a 5G enabled device to access its networks but as more and more people migrate to 5G which runs on its own separate wave band there’s less traffic on the 4G bandwidth meaning there’s more to go around for users still on 4G.
Smart networks will prioritize bandwidths giving more to bandwidth-intensive requests like streaming and less to requests like email in a way that will not violate Network Neutrality. If emails are received 0.8ms later it makes no difference.