► 5G Wireless Reviews
Check what channels and technology are used by the major wireless carriers to help determine which is best for you. Not all 5G is created equal. There are significant differences based on location, frequency and equipment.
► 5G Wireless Internet
You can finally get your internet access wirelessly. 5G Wireless can get you online where others have failed or for a lower price.
► 5G Buzz
A listing of our own 5G updates, articles and discussions.
► What is 5G Wireless?
A quick explanation of how 5G is different than other versions of wireless.
► How Fast is 5G?
5G Wireless speeds range from just a little faster than 4G-LTE, to blazing fast Gig speeds.
► Other 5G Wireless Situations
Prepaid? Small carriers? Mergers? There are several factors that could make 5G Wireless even more useful to you.
► 5G Coverage Maps
► What About Sprint 5G?
Since Sprint has been acquired by T-Mobile your Sprint phone may get somewhat better coverage. But if you want the much-improved Sprint and T-Mobile combined coverage, you'll need a new, compatible device.
How Fast is 5G Wireless Internet?
Qualcomm, developer of new 5G Wireless chips, in their first performance test on actual cellular networks resulted in browsing speeds of 71 Mbps for the median 4G-LTE user, improving to 1.4 Gbps for the median 5G user, with response times roughly 23 times faster. This is using 28 GHz spectrum using the addition of 4 License Assisted Access (LAA) bands. In the lab, 5G has been tested as high as 20Gbps.
Real world experience using far less optimized frequency bands will limit performance to somewhat slower speeds, with 4G-LTE downloads expected at around 50 Mbps, with 5G performance up to 10 times that, at 500 Mbps. Your speed will be dependant on the distance to the cell site. As an example, Verizon's "Home" internet service provides as close to 300 Mb at your fixed location as possible. AT&T's "5G Evolution" download speeds vary from 4G LTE performance up to 100's of Mb.
In February, 2020, Verizon Wireless, working with Samsung Electronics Americas, Motorola Mobility and Qualcomm, demonstrated 5G peak speeds of 4.2 Gbps on its live 5G network in Texas. It did this using carrier aggregation, a technology that combines multiple channels of spectrum. The four companies combined eight separate channels of mmWave spectrum to achieve the multi-gigabit speeds on Motorola’s upcoming flagship smartphone. "With 5G carrier aggregation, we are able to achieve unprecedented mobile speeds and bring the massive bandwidth available with mmWave spectrum to life,” said Adam Koeppe, senior vice president of technology planning at Verizon, in a statement. “Eight channel carrier aggregation using mmWave will be widely available on the 5G network in 2020.” The trial took place using a commercial network cell site in Texas, which aggregated 800 MHz of 28 GHz band spectrum using Samsung’s 5G new radio which has been commercially deployed by Verizon.
Rural customers and users living in areas where wired services have not yet been upgraded stand to have substantial improvements with 5G Wireless.
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