4G networks might still be a fairly new technology, but those in the know are already looking at sorting out the next generation of mobile internet. The plan? Have 5G networks rolling out by the year 2022.
The endeavour is being organised by the 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey, of which EE is heavily involved, and aims to provide a service that gives the illusion of "infinite capacity." How much is infinite? About 1,000 - 5,000 times faster than current 4G networks -- with speeds between 10 and 100 Gbps.
Having high speeds is great, but the important factor of the research is making sure 5G coverage extends to all corners of the UK -- including rural areas, and inside large buildings. It's even been suggested that it could replace fixed line broadband in certain areas of the country.
It might be eight years off, but is this enough to get you excited for 5G? [The Telegraph]