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  • [RUMOR] 5G Speeds to be 10-100x Faster than LTE


    According to sources, Lab-testing began last year for the 5G Network by Verizon to try and carry out some first "real-world tests" this year. AT&T has now announced that it will also be carrying out the same tests which estimates 5G speeds which will benefit customers up to 30-50 times faster than the LTE network today.

    We expect 5G to deliver speeds 10-100 times faster than today’s average 4G LTE connections. Customers will see speeds measured in gigabits per second, not megabits. For reference, at one gigabit per second, you can download a TV show in less than 3 seconds.
    Of course, there are its flaws and hurdles for the 5G network to overcome, there is currently no international agreement on 5G standards. Carriers are currently using their own ideas of the best technology for high-speed data services, but the eventual tech used need to be agreed by 3GPP – the international body originally formed way back in 1998 to agree 3G standards. This is going to take some time.

    The original timetable called for a draft standard to be published by 2018, with rollout sometime between then and 2020, but some players are pushing hard for at least some level of 5G service to be offered next year. Re/code reports that AT&T hopes to use the high-speed wireless service to offer broadband to homes in remote areas, and that it can do this even before mobile data standards are finalized.

    The second hurdle for iPhone fans is Apple’s attitude to new standards. Apple often adopts a wait-and-see policy, having waited until 2012 to include LTE in the iPhone 5 – some two years after carriers began offering the service. Apple did, though, move more swiftly with LTE Advanced (LTE-A), adding support for the 150Mbit/s fast-track LTE service in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

    What speeds do you currently get? Post them here using SpeedTest.net (Available in the AppStore)

    Original Source
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T joins Verizon in 5G testing this year, promising speeds 10-100x faster than LTE started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 17 Comments
    1. xushi's Avatar
      xushi -
      Oh come on now..

      So I had to drill through the article to which you're sourcing from (appadvice), which includes some info sourced an article from macrumors, which references from att.com, which had some more useful information for us - but still not targeted towards technical/engineers.

      Is that a realistic 3.6 seconds? Does it include latency, retransmission, packet loss, DNS requests, processing time on the server side, I/O wait on the client side, CPU & other hardware bottlenecks on the client side? The list goes on.. Nothing is mentioned?

      Is the "30-50" times enhancement based on the worst case scenario (or in many countries/networks, the typical case scenario), or an average case, or the best case test lab point A to point B without loss scenario?

      Is the "two hour long" movie 1080p? 720p? What bitrate? Is it 700mb or a 10gb file?

      The image - and dare I say news info - is nothing but a poor advertising and marketing of an overhyped piece of data.. It's something to show investors and share holders, not geeks or technical people. :/
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by xushi View Post
      Oh come on now..

      So I had to drill through the article to which you're sourcing from (appadvice), which includes some info sourced an article from macrumors, which references from att.com, which had some more useful information for us - but still not targeted towards technical/engineers.

      Is that a realistic 3.6 seconds? Does it include latency, retransmission, packet loss, DNS requests, processing time on the server side, I/O wait on the client side, CPU & other hardware bottlenecks on the client side? The list goes on.. Nothing is mentioned?

      Is the "30-50" times enhancement based on the worst case scenario (or in many countries/networks, the typical case scenario), or an average case, or the best case test lab point A to point B without loss scenario?

      Is the "two hour long" movie 1080p? 720p? What bitrate? Is it 700mb or a 10gb file?

      The image - and dare I say news info - is nothing but a poor advertising and marketing of an overhyped piece of data.. It's something to show investors and share holders, not geeks or technical people. :/
      All that information is unknown, the image and information on the image is just rumored for the 5G network.
    1. Albut's Avatar
      Albut -
      No good for UK we still struggle to get 3G. Our government more interested in spending our money on others
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Albut View Post
      No good for UK we still struggle to get 3G. Our government more interested in spending our money on others
      At least you have Apple Pay, we do not have Apple Pay yet in Australia. However we have Tap & Pay cards... It's still not the same though. Only available for American Express. Not MasterCard and/or Visa which sucks!
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      So if 5G is already being tested, and many places still barely have LTE, what use was the name LTE?
    1. alan2022000's Avatar
      alan2022000 -
      I would say it depens where in the UK. I'm in Nottingham on EE. avergae 4g speeds are 40-50 Mbps. I'm always doing speed tests and the highest score I got was 104 Mbps so I've got no complaints. Plus I do travel a lot for work. I find 4G coverage to be really good. Specially for Nottingham and the surrounding areas. Also get 4g in Skegness too. Which is great as there hardly any free wifi hotspots
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      So if 5G is already being tested, and many places still barely have LTE, what use was the name LTE?
      This won't be ready till 2020 supposedly.
    1. sknet's Avatar
      sknet -
      i have 10G now, downloading finish even before u click on it !
    1. peacedog's Avatar
      peacedog -
      So you can easily fill up your smartphone storage in under a minute.
    1. xushi's Avatar
      xushi -
      I hope they increase the monthly cap from the 2Gb, 5Gb, 7.5Gb otherwise what's the point aye?
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by xushi View Post
      I hope they increase the monthly cap from the 2Gb, 5Gb, 7.5Gb otherwise what's the point aye?
      I hope they increase to unlimited quota
    1. john peter's Avatar
      john peter -
      It may be available after three years.
    1. cmwade77's Avatar
      cmwade77 -
      Umm, won't do much good with data caps, why bother?
    1. RyoSaeba's Avatar
      RyoSaeba -
      There are 2 types of people. The ones that believe an info graphic with many essential variables unexplained, and those that don't.

      Unfortunately, majority of people fall for these "advertising" and eat it up like free cake.
    1. Dhawkins541's Avatar
      Dhawkins541 -
      Please someone explain to me how the rate at which something comes to you effects the amount of data one uses per month.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dhawkins541 View Post
      Please someone explain to me how the rate at which something comes to you effects the amount of data one uses per month.
      If you can use data faster, you tend to use more. Say you browse for an hour every day. If you browse for an hour with slow internet you load less pages and therefore use less data than if you had fast speeds and could open more pages in the same account of time.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dhawkins541 View Post
      Please someone explain to me how the rate at which something comes to you effects the amount of data one uses per month.
      Well I am grandfathered in at unlimited data, so if it goes to "5G" which is faster than my home internet and I would cancel my cable data service.
      Everything I do will go through this "5G", for sure the amount of data will be affected. Probably have to start worrying about getting throttled back again...
      Anyways have anyone downloaded a complete movie as quickly as that graph claims?