5G: Why everything is about to change

Curious about the many ways 5G mobile networks will change and enrich your life? Here’s our guide to all things 5G.

Why 5G?

5G is about more than super speedy internet. Over the next few years, 5G will create a fundamental shift in the ways we communicate and interact with others, both online and in real life.

Recent Stories

What is fixed wireless 5G? Here’s everything you need to know

Here's fixed wireless 5G explained! Learn what you need to know about this effective new wireless technology, when it's available, how much it costs, and more. If you're thinking about 5G, this guide can help!

5G phones make a lot of promises. Here’s what to really expect

There has been a lot of marketing copy expounding the potential benefits of 5G networks, but a lot less on the practical implications of 5G smartphones. There's a reason for that.

AT&T jumps the gun with deliberately misleading 5GE launch

As excitement about 5G networks continues to build, AT&T jumps the gun with a ridiculous and deliberate attempt to deceive the public with 5G Evolution – a speed bump that’s based on improvements to 4G tech.

Benchmark results show Snapdragon 855 destroys previous-generation chip

Almost exactly a year after the launch of the Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm took the wraps off of its next-generation mobile platform, the new Snapdragon 855. The new chip puts an emphasis on A.I. performance.

The Mi Mix 3 is coming to the U.K. on January 16 for a bargain price

Xiaomi announced the Mi Mix 3, a smartphone with a massive screen, a cool slide-up camera module, up to 10GB of RAM, and in the future, a 5G connection. Here's everything you need to know about it.

AT&T defends 5G E logo that tells people they're using 5G when they're not

Network giant AT&T plans to rebrand potentially millions of 4G smartphones to make it appear as though they are on 5G networks, the company confirmed -- since the 4G network has already "evolved."

AT&T and Rush System are using 5G to create the 'hospital of the future'

Ready to experience a radical transformation in mobile communication? AT&T is launching mobile 5G in cities across the country over the next few months. Here's everything you need to know about the AT&T 5G rollout.

BlackBerry sets own pace for 2019: Strikes Verizon deal, but no 5G phone coming

BlackBerry has struck a deal with Verizon to sell the Key2 LE phone through its Enterprise division, reigniting a successful partnership from the brand's early days. We sat down with the company to talk 5G, and what's next.

T-Mobile completes the first 5G data and video call using 600MHz spectrum

T-Mobile is on its way to implementing 5G. At CES 2019, the company announced successful tests of video calls on both the 600MHz spectrum, and using three frequency bands at the same time.

Ford wants all of its cars to ‘talk’ and ‘listen’ to each other by 2022

Ford is embracing Qualcomm's 5G-based C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) tech in a big way. The Detroit automaker says that by 2022, every new car and truck it sells in the United States will be C-V2X equipped.

Sprint will carry a Samsung 5G smartphone as soon as this summer

Both AT&T and Verizon have previously announced that they'll be carrying a Samsung 5G smartphone, and now it looks like Sprint will be part of that release too -- the company has announced that it'll carry a Samsung 5G smartphone this…

Millimeter wave to low-band: The different types of 5G and how they work

What's the difference between millimeter wave 5G and low band 5G? In this explainer, we look at 5G on different spectrum ranges and identify what is arguably the largest single innovation behind the fifth generation of wireless technology.

D-Link’s 5G router promises up to 40 times faster speeds than your broadband

D-Link is fully embracing 5G for home broadband with its new gateway. The 5G router and modem combo promises speeds up to 3Gbps, which is 40 times faster than what most homes experience today with fixed-line broadband access.

CES 2019: Tech trends to watch for at the consumer electronics show

With more than 4,400 exhibiting companies and more than 2.7 million square feet of exhibition hall, CES is overwhelming. Here's what to expect from the upcoming show, from A.I. and self-driving cars to 5G networks and 8K televisions.

64 percent of people expect 5G to be ‘widely available’ by 2020

5G may not be officially here yet, but expectations for the new tech are very high. In fact, 64 percent of people expect the new connectivity standard to be "widely available" by 2020, though coverage like 4G could take years.
Emerging Tech

5 tech trends to watch in 2019 (and a reality check on last year’s picks)

Innovation in the tech industry moves at a breakneck pace, and 2018 was a fantastic example of that. Wireless companies took gigantic steps towards 5G (including merging to get there), while Google wowed us with its Duplex AI. Despite…

T-Mobile 5G rollout: Everything you need to know

2019 will be a huge year for T-Mobile. Not only is a merger with Sprint likely, but T-Mobile is also in the midst of building out its next-generation mobile service. Here's everything you need to know about the T-Mobile 5G rollout.

5G won’t just bring faster phones. It will shape every type of tech it touches

Imagine playing a game on a VR headset powered entirely through your phone, or traveling in self-driving cars at 200 miles an hour. Impossible? Not with the arrival of 5G, which could make them happen.