I got thinking the other day. It seems like we've only just got to the point where 4G is the norm for a lot of people, and 5G is already on people's lips as the new technological leap forward. With 4G internet making an always-connected lifestyle a reality and becoming the backbone of so many people's lives, we'd love to see your predictions for what the next generation of mobile technology will bring.
We're pretty sure that conversations like this are happening in board rooms all up and down the country - people trying to decide for you what this technology should be, how it works, and what you're going to use it for. But we know, of course, that the true nature of any technology isn't decided by those people. It's decided by the people who use it. So, we thought we'd come straight to you.
In a few years, when 5G is the accepted standard, what do you see it being used for?
The much anticipated 4g arrival was trumpted as the new way forward and all the things that would open up , i think 5g will be the same .
Eveyone will be initially excited and will scramble to buy new hard ware and pay more for a new 5g service, but it will soon be just like 4g and the shine will soon wear off.
Most people will never need any capabilities a 5g service could offer above the 4g service, other than if we can get home use at a good price .
Would giffgaff then maybe go down the home broadband offering ?
Hmm, as long as the delivery lives up to the hype then I see that 5G will bring:
These advantages will probably be offset by the high, early adopter cost of the hardware and service though.
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To be honest I'm always late to the party with this type of thing.
But I wonder what 5G will bring of any real benefit. 4K streams perhaps? but then again.. we'd need to an incredibly high data package available for this, something like 100GB per month minimum? To be able to watch a few movies, so probably not. Beyond that type of thing I can't see a realistic benefit of 5G over 4G for general web browsing.
I'm only just getting a stable 4G connection in my area in the past couple of years and I never have the allowace to be able to stream videos. I can't see 5G being of realistic benefit to me at the moment.