What is 5G?
5G is the 5th generation mobile network. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G (LTE) networks.
5G enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices.
What is 5G meant to deliver?
- Higher multi-Gbps peak data speeds
- Ultra low latency
- More reliability
- Massive network capacity
- Increased availability
- A more uniform user experience to more users
Higher performance and improved efficiency empower new user experiences and connects new industries.
Ookla Speedtest – WNC Cellular Coverage Map of ‘Likely’ Speeds
With my Android Ookla Speedtest app and the data-points that Ookla has collected; the screenshots below show the Western North Carolina cellular coverage by each carrier with the yellow pin drop representing downtown Asheville.
Ookla Speedtest Coverage Maps for Android
What cellular coverage do you get in your community?
Are you getting 3G, 4G(LTE), or 5G coverage?
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