5G is the fifth-generation cellular network that offers increased reliability and speeds. In addition to faster networks and lower latency, 5G allows more devices to connect at once, which will simplify Internet of Things sensor adoption, while expanding mobile technology capabilities.
This 5G expands connection bandwidth by using low, medium and high frequencies. A key 5G benefit is faster data transfers — improving big data analytics and real-time decision-making.
Since the first cellular network, each new generation — starting with 1G — expanded reliability and adoption. In the 2000s, 3G supported early smartphone adoption. Then, 4G delivered mobile broadband, which increased video call reliability, while also supporting data-intensive applications. Now, 5G can help organizations and individuals do more, faster with mobile technology.