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The Future: 5G Network

It all started with GPRS, then progressed to 2G, then gradually, 3G came to life and we thought we had it all. Then came the 4G, which really wowed everyone because it was really super fast. Almost all devices made this year featured the 4G network.

But now, 5G is going to change everything! Well, at least change our definition of the word fast!

But would mobile devices be able to run on the 5G network?

No for now!

But that isn’t a problem for now. 5G mobile networks are already being built. Verizon even just launched a 5G service for home internet.

What Needs to be in Place?

For the 5G to be fully functional and operational, providers need to build a new set of cell towers that are smaller in size and closer together than the ones the 4G is currently using. This would enable the 5G signals to get around obstacles like trees and buildings, with a speed 257 times faster than the 4G! Wow!

But your phone can’t just connect to the 5G network (because of compatibility issues), but we hope phone manufacturers would debut 5G compatible phones at the February’s Mobile World Congress.

Sadly, a new report says Apple would not adopt this new technology till 2020. But this is not all bad news because the technology would not be fully developed and functional till 2020.

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3 comments on “The Future: 5G Network

  1. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, TECHNOLOGY ⚙ IS ALWAYS ON THE RUN AND HUMANS WOULDN’T CATCH 🆙 WITH IT FOR NOW. HUMAN WANTS ARE INSATIABLE. MEANWHILE, 3G NOT TO EVEN TALK OF 4G DOESN’T HAVE DEEP PENETRATION IN OUR COUNTRY YET.
    I REALLY CAN’T WAIT TO SEE HOW FAST THE 5G NETWORK IS GOING TO BE …

  2. Kehinde says:

    2020, I pray I’ll be able to afford flagships that offer the ultra fast 5G network by then. Apple is always slow in innovation(dual sim feature) maybe some android manufacturers would have debuted it.

    But woah 257times faster. That’s something. It won’t be on Africa Telecos radar yet cause I read in the punch that 4G isn’t that profitable for them as 3G is still widespread in the nation.

    God bless Nigeria.

  3. Wow, This will be mad, but I doubt if we will have this in Nigeria in the next 7 years. : (

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