Riding the 5G wave

SoftBank’s technology will allow wearables to be charged through 5G. — 123rf.com

MORE than a decade since the introduction of 4G – first commercialised in Sweden and Norway in 2009 – the world is ready to embrace its successor: 5G.

Theoretically, it surpasses its predecessor in many ways, including in speed by almost 100x, promising download speeds of about 10Gbps (gigabits per second) to 20Gbps compared with 4G’s theoretical speed of about 100Mbps to 300Mbps.

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