The birth of 5G touts faster download speeds and improved latency, but how quickly will the world adopt this new tech? It’s taken years for 4G networks to spread globally, with many rural areas continuing to rely on 3G networks today. However, 4G coverage speeds vary greatly depending on your location. We can expect the same trend to occur following the rollout of 5G with cities being the first to reap the benefits reliably.
That in mind, Canalys Forecasts predicts that 1.9 million 5G enabled devices will hit the markets over the next 5 years, not overtaking 4G technology until 2023. As 5G continues to rise in popularity, we will see improvements in coverage and consistently quicker download speeds globally, but the technology must first continue to develop and spread before overtaking 4G.
For more information on the creation and specifics of 5G, check out this article: https://spectrum.ieee.org/video/telecom/wireless/everything-you-need-to-know-about-5g.