Your 5G guide: Will we all benefit from super-quick mobile internet?

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    Your 5G guide: Will we all benefit from super-quick mobile internet?


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    6 March 2019

    5G

    5G is the umbrella term for a mixture of new technologies

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    By Chris Baraniuk

    “I want 5G… in the United States as soon as possible,” Donald Trump tweeted recently. The US president isn’t the only one buying into the hype around the fifth generation of wireless technology. At last week’s mobile technology event MWC Barcelona, we were promised blisteringly quick download speeds and a mini industrial revolution powered by zippier data. Naturally, you will have to buy a new phone.

    “It is being positioned as all things to everybody, the Swiss army knife of the …

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