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Will the birth of 5G grow mobile phone users further

The era of 5G is upon us and it has brought with it a revolutionized technological infrastructure of hyper fast internet speed that will transform our experience of shopping, downloading, streaming and online gaming. Imagine what you can do with wireless technology that instantaneously connects you to services, allowing you to stream movies online that never buffer as well as play some of the best mobile casino games online without ever worrying about lags.

Ios and Android phones with 5G support are already on sale.  According to Wired “The promise is that 5G will bring speeds of around 10 gigabits per second to your phone. That’s more than 600 times faster than the typical 4G speeds on today’s mobile phones, and 10 times faster than Google Fiber’s standard home broadband service—fast enough to download a 4K high-definition movie in 25 seconds, or to stream several at the same time”. Although, it all sounds so promising and exciting, 5G did not arrive without its fair share of doubts and concerns.

The advent of 5G stirred up massive controversies in countries around the world, where certain European and Asian countries like Sweden and China are well ahead of the curve in integrating 5G into their communications and network infrastructure, countries in Africa like Nigeria, on the other hand, are burdened with containing the spread of misinformation brought about by conspiracy theories claiming that 5G is linked to the spread of diseases like cancer and the coronavirus. Let’s be clear about what it is then, what exactly is 5G?

In the simplest terms, 5G is the next logical phase for us in the trajectory of mobile network, that is, in the same fashion that we had 1G become 2G and then 3G, now we have 4G, and logically next comes 5G, as in 5th generation mobile network. Huawei has led the charge so far with over 8 mobile phone offerings, while Samsung and most recently Apple have released a modest number of 5G offerings in comparison, trailing closely behind Huawei.

These mobile phone companies are promoting 5G equipped devices as the next frontier for a type of seamless technology that users have never before experienced. Without question more mobile users, especially those looking to improve work productivity or enhance virtual gaming experience will go the 5G route. More so, the fact that mobile phone companies like Huawei keep expanding their 5G mobile device offerings is testament to the increased interests from users to migrate to a more 5G aligned experience.

With 5G we are also talking about revolutionary things like driverless cars with the sharpest intuition to mitigate danger on the roads better than humans can, and the breakthrough that this can have for the global medical industry in providing healthcare to the most remote areas. Ultimately, 5G promises to bolster efficiency and performance by delivering faster speed than ever before, higher bandwidth than that of the current 4G network and more instantaneous communication. Despite the controversies surrounding it, it is here to stay, and its prevalence is further being cemented by some of the biggest mobile phone companies on the market.

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