Smaller busineses will be able to benefit from greater speeds without the need for industrial-level broadband connections. 5G will replace broadband services as we know them, but this is only the first phase of the technology’s development.
Rich, complex information will be available at greater speeds. Faster speeds are the result of greater data transmission rates, or throughput. Throughput refers to the amount of data transmitted and is measured in megabytes or gigabytes per second (Mbps, Gbps). It is anticipated that 5G will enable a throughput of 10Gbps – a huge increase from 4G and a change that will result in multi-gigabit connections being standard. This is faster than most typical fibre connections. Those speeds, combined with lowered latency, will have far-reaching effects on every sector.