After years of hype about gigabit speeds that will let you download full-length movies in mere seconds, 5G is finally becoming a reality. Already this year, we’ve gotten a taste of 5G as Verizon launched a home broadband service using the next-generation wireless technology and AT&T completed a live test on a 5G network using a consumer device. And 2019 will see the launch of actual 5G wireless networks along with phones that will run on them.
The fifth generation of connectivity, pithily called 5G, will be ready for prime time next year. The software is being tested, the hardware is in the works, and carriers are readying their plans to flip the switch on their 5G network in the first half of 2019.
The new networking standard is not just about faster smartphones. Higher speeds and lower latency will also make new experiences possible in augmented and virtual reality, connected cars and the smart home.
Let’s hope what more interesting pros and cons it brings on the launch. Hopes are high LG.