How fast is 5G? Everything to the new standard

The new 5G mobile radio standard is to replace the existing 4G standard in the coming years. 5G promises one thing above all – higher speeds and lower latencies. Find out how fast 5G is and what else you need to know about the new standard.

All important information about 5G in the overview

The new 5G standard should enable data rates of up to 10 gigabits per second. The current LTE or 4G enables a data rate of up to 100 megabits per second.

  • Unlike previous standards, 5G uses a higher frequency range. The use of the higher frequency range enables a higher data throughput.
  • The 5G standard has been designed by its developers so that around 100 billion mobile devices or systems can be addressed simultaneously at the same time.
  • 5G means low latency times of a few milliseconds or even less than a millisecond. The low latency is particularly interesting for industry and the so-called Internet of Things (IoT).

5G: application areas

The new 5G standard is not only useful for smartphones, it is designed for various application scenarios.The sub-areas at a glance:

  • The eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadcast) division is concerned with supplying all mobile devices with a high data rate.
  • The uRLLC (Ultra-reliable and Low Latency) section deals with reliable connections with low latency, which is of particular interest for automation in industry or for the autonomous.
  • The mMTC area (Massive Machine Type Communication) is primarily about the IoT and how as many connections as possible can be established with a low data rate and low energy consumption.

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