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Infographic – 5G Phone Service to Far Surpass 4G

5G and 4G specs

Click on image for full-size view (Statista)

30 Mar. 2019. As the mobile world gears up for new 5G Internet services, customers are becoming more aware of the scope and magnitude of those services. Our friends at Statista published this week a chart comparing 5G service specifications compared to the latest 4G/LTE specs, from the Android Authority web site, this weekend’s infographic.

In short, 5G blows away 4G/LTE. The specs show 5G provides peak download speeds of 20 gigabytes per second, compared to 1 gigabyte for 4G/LTE, with everyday downloads for 5G still with a 10-to-1 edge: 100 megabytes per second for 5G compared to 10 megabytes per second for 4G/LTE. In addition, 5G promises 10-to-1 advantages over 4G/LTE in maximum bandwidth and latency, the lag time from download request to download start, and more than 3-to-1 boost in the number of simultaneous carriers supported.

Carriers in South Korea and Verizon in the U.S. plan to roll out their first 5G services next month, mainly in a few large urban centers, and as one might expect, at a premium price. As we’ve noted on Science & Enterprise, many health and safety applications plan or are now sending and receiving data over the mobile Internet, with the pace of new apps rapidly increasing. A few recent examples are given in the links below.

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