What is 5G

5G is the 5th generation of mobile technology, a significant evolution of today’s 4G LTE technology.  5G has the potential to transform the way we all live and work. It will deliver more capacity and faster speeds but on top of that it will support vastly more connected devices at low latency. 

5G will take us from a world of connecting people to each other and the internet to a world of ultra-fast mobile speeds and the Internet of Things on a mass scale.  These enhancements will unleash a host of new opportunities – everything from smart cities and smart homes, to drones and driverless cars, to augmented reality in both entertainment and at work.

the connected community diagram

The ‘Connected Community’ illustrates how 5G and wireless communications provide essential communications for Australian communities – image courtesy Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association.

How 5G works

5G uses radio waves or radio frequency EME to transmit and receive voice and data.  You’ll find more on how 5G works on the EMF Explained web site.