What does 5G mean?

Cellular data technologies of the fifth generation

5G is the most recent technology standard for broadband cellular networks. This technology came into the limelight after the 4G, and other previous technologies, and was popularly adopted by mobile phone service providers in 2019 and 2020.

The technology standards, including 3G, UMTS and 4G LTE, are developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). Many mobile communication companies, such as Qualcomm, have played significant roles in the development of 5G.

5G comes with many advantages, including higher data transfer speeds with less delay, more significant network capacity, and improved reliability. It’s estimated that a 5G network can handle 100 times more traffic than a typical 4G network. All these factors significantly enhance the performance of mobile device data transmission, particularly the speed at which a device can download content.

For more detailed information, please refer to the 5G definition on TechTerms.com.

Example for using ‘5G’ in a conversation

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