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5G Dwarfs All of 4G's Specs

This article is published in collaboration with Statista

by Katharina Buchholz

5G networks continue their roll-outs across the world and the new mobile internet service is eagerly awaited for a reason.

Both peak and regular use download speeds as well as other specs of the new service dwarf existing 4G/LTE specs. The service also offers improved latency (the lag from giving an order to a device and the carrying out of that order), bandwidth and a much higher number of simultaneous carriers. This improvement is especially crucial for the development of services like autonomous driving and the like.

South Korea was the first country to launch a full-service 5G network service in early 2019 and the U.S. followed suit quickly. In both countries, services were rolled out to a limited urban customer base in the beginning and still certainly come with a high price tag.

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