What does 5G stand for?

Fifth-generation cellular data technologies

5G is the fifth-generation technology standard utilized by broadband cellular networks. The telecommunications standard succeeded 4G, and preceding technologies, and was deployed widespread by mobile phone companies in 2019 and 2020.

Who developed 5G?

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) develops the technology standards, which includes 3G, UMTS and 4G LTE. Several mobile communications companies contribute to developing 5G, including Qualcomm.

What are the benefits of 5G?

The primary benefits of 5G are faster data transfer speeds with less latency, large network capacity, and better reliability. Most metrics place 5G network traffic capacity as 100 times greater than an average 4G network. These factors contribute to the performance of mobile device data transmission, particularly how fast a device can download content.

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My iPhone 12 is so much faster than my iPhone 7 on the new 5G network!

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Updated April 5, 2021

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