Why you should care about 5G

Why you should care about 5G

A big boost in speed and responsiveness is just the tip of the iceberg for the next-generation wireless technology.

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Sound like a 5G expert with this handy glossary

Sound like a 5G expert with this handy glossary

Everything you need to at least sound like you know what you're talking about when it comes to the next-generation mobile network.

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Myths debunked: No, 5G doesn't cause COVID-19, won't replace 4G

Myths debunked: No, 5G doesn't cause COVID-19, won't replace 4G

We clear up some of the confusion around 5G.

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5G made simple

5G made simple

The bottom line on the biggest thing in cellular data.

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The coronavirus can't derail 5G's global expansion

The coronavirus can't derail 5G's global expansion

The pandemic has caused hiccups in some regions, but the super-fast wireless tech keeps rolling out.

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COVID-19 has pushed health care online -- and 5G will make it better

COVID-19 has pushed health care online -- and 5G will make it better

Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon talks up mobile's role in helping combat the novel coronavirus.

Why the Pentagon wants to kill an upstart 5G network

Why the Pentagon wants to kill an upstart 5G network

The Defense Department says the FCC's approval of Ligado's petition to use satellite spectrum for 5G will destroy GPS.

VR startup wants to blow up social distancing with 5G

VR startup wants to blow up social distancing with 5G

XRSpace, started by the co-founder of HTC, is introducing a virtual world it hopes will be the escape we all crave.

WHAT IS 5G?

5G is the next generation of wireless networks and promises a mobile experience that's 10x to 100x faster than today's 4G networks.

We say the word promise because we're in the early days of 5G. When more smartphones and networks support 5G tech, it will have far-reaching consequences for consumers, from the cars we drive (or that drive us) to the food we eat to the safety of our roads to the ways we shop to the entertainment we share with family and friends. And that doesn't include things we haven't yet imagined because we've never had the capability to unlock those new scenarios.

Today, 5G may seem confusing even as it's widely hyped. We're here to help you sort fact from fiction, weed through the acronyms and jargon, and figure out when and how 5G can change the way you live. And we'll keep you from getting caught up in hyperbole -- and empty promises.