Everything you need to know about the 5G network

Just Imagine…

Imagine the prospect of your favourite football team playing a game in Manchester while you watch from your living room, but there’s no difference in the experience between you and a fan physically at the stadium. With the 5G network, believe it or not, this is the reality.

What is the 5G network?

The 5G network, which stands for 5th generation mobile network, is the new global wireless standard that will replace the 4G network. 5G is a type of network that virtually connects everyone and everything – including your machines, devices, and objects.

The 5G wireless network aims to deliver massive network capacity, higher multi–Gbps peak data speed, extremely low latency, increased availability, more reliability, a better and more uniform user experience to all end-users

5G versus 4G Speed Explained

You might be wondering what’s the noise about 5G. Didn’t we just hear these noises about 4G being the next best thing? What’s then the difference between the 4G and 5G network? Well, let’s get to it. Speedtest compared 5G and 4G speed in tests done in 2019 by various Telcos in the US, and the differentials were as high as 751.4%. Verizon wireless tests got 5G speeds of 870.34 MBPS against 102.23MBPS on the 4g network.

To give a clear, distinct difference between 4G and 5G, this is like taking a trip from Lagos to Akure by road, which should take roughly five hours but completing the journey in about 45 minutes. Amazing, right?


Number of devices that can be connected

The 4G and previous generations of networks can sometimes experience difficulty connecting many devices in the same location. With the MTN 5G, this issue is intelligently resolved by precisely transmitting to each device.


The type of devices they are designed to serve


4G was a massive leap in allowing people to stream movies and music on the go. 5G is designed to connect various devices than smartphones – any device you can think of. More so, the 4G connection was a one-size-fits-all type of connectivity, where every device receives the same service, the 5G provides a different connection type.

From the photographer 📸 who needs to edit his pictures and video contents online and send them immediately to his client to a consultant 👩‍💼 having a virtual business meeting without network interruptions to a young graduate 👨‍🎓 researching for a job interview at… What I’m trying to say is, 5G fuels everybody’s hustle and enjoyment!

In conclusion, everything is made easier with the 5G network at your fingertip.🚀🚀🚀