5G Internet: what changes?

The first tests with 5G internet started in 2016 in several countries, including Brazil. The 5G internet is the natural evolution of mobile connections , which are currently divided between 3G and 4G bands. It promises navigation with greater speed, less latency and greater efficiency. We explain what this means in practice.

The 5G internet will allow the mobile internet to reach the maximum transfer speed of 10 Gbps - which refers to a speed ten times greater than that provided by 4G connections - which reach 100 Mbps.

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Another benefit will be the reduction of the connection latency time, that is, the speed of response between the user's action and the operation itself.

Today, 4G latency reaches 50 milliseconds and with 5G it will be possible to reduce that number to 1 millisecond . In other words, by dividing a second into a thousand parts, in 4G you need to wait 50 of them for the action to start. In 5G, you only need to wait for one.

Finally, these two characteristics will make the devices' energy consumption lower - increasing the battery life of smartphones and tablets .


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