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Future 5G speeds could be just about anything

According to one professor, 5G broadband will be able to go as fast as 800Gbps.

Published onDecember 9, 2014


As I have written about a number of times, companies are seemingly trying to one-up each other with ridiculous 5G technology claims without any idea what 5G means since it has not even been defined yet.

Essentially, companies are doing today what they did years ago with 4G speeds. They use the term as much as possible and push to have the definition of 5G dumbed down to barely adequate current generation speeds.

Of course, this hasn’t stopped some from marketing their so-called 5G wireless packages which include speeds that barely reach what is defined today as 4G. Then there are islands looking to have the world’s first “5G network.”

Now, we have new projections about how fast 5G speeds can be in the future. According to a professor in the UK who heads a UK “5G test centre,” 5G broadband will be able to go as fast as 800Gbps. He also predicts that 5G will allow for “self-driving cars, smart grids and the growing ‘internet of things’ connected and communicating with each other.”


Although that sounds impressive, I keep getting confused about all of these predicted 5G speeds.

So, expect speeds anywhere from 1Gbps to 800Gbps on your future 5G network. You could soon hit your monthly data cap in several seconds!

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