What Is 5G, and How
Will It Affect Your Life?

You may have heard of 5G, but do you know what 5G actually is? How is it going to impact your life, and what is it going to change?

There aren’t five of anything in 5G—it simply means "fifth generation," as in the fifth generation of cellular technology. 3G was the third generation, 4G was the fourth, and 2019 brings the fifth.

It's easy to underestimate just how much faster 5G will be. The most noticeable difference will be in its significantly decreased latency, or how quickly signals are sent to and from devices. For context, 3G's latency response rate was 100 milliseconds, 4G's was 50 ms, and 5G's is going to be 1 ms.

New technology comes with new questions, so we're breaking down how 5G is going to impact the technology trends and what that will mean for you.