What is 5G? An Executive Summary

Source: DigitalTrends Published: March 2019

Source: DigitalTrends
Published: March 2019

What is 5G? An Executive Summary

Circulated: April 23, 2019

5G (fifth-generation cellular network) is a set of rules for a cellular network instructing how to exchange data using radio frequencies, computer chips, and antennas.

Download speed

  • 4G — 0.1 gb/s

  • 5G — 1.4 gb/s

Downloading a typical movie

  • 4G — 360 seconds

  • 5G — 17 seconds

Latency (lag time)

  • 4G — 50 to 200 milliseconds

  • 5G — 1 to 5 milliseconds