5G is the successor to 4G, and is the fifth generation of mobile networking. It brings together several new technologies to deliver improvements to the network in three distinct areas.
Speed – At its’ peak, 5G will deliver speeds of up to 10 times faster than what standard 4G provides ( up to 1Gbps) with further improvements to follow.
Bandwidth – 5G will enable many more devices to connect in the same area without loss of service. This could be crucial to the rollout out of IoT applications in smart cities, for example, where many smart, IoT enabled devices are simultaneously sending information to a central hub.
Latency – 5G will massively improve latency. That means much less time between performing an action online and awaiting a response. For example if you control a drone using 5G, it will respond much more quickly to commands than if you were using 4G. It will seem like real time response.