Speed is the ultimate benchmark for how we view the ‘performance’ of a network, so how 5G’s speed performs is central to how we understand what it can do for us.
Network speeds are measured in bits per second. You’re likely familiar with kilobits per second (kbps) and megabits per second (Mbps). 4G internet from Tesco Mobile averages speeds of 15 Mbps, or in real terms, it means being able to stream music without restriction or take you just under 4 minutes to download a 50-minute show on Netflix.*
5G is different.
On a 5G network with an average speed of 200 Mbps, that same 50-minute show would take just 16 seconds to download.
This changes everything, from how we download and stream our favourite music and TV, to how we connect in real-time on a network designed for immediate connection with minimal lag.