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Fast 5G promises the moon but is still way off for most mobile users

5G proponents say it's faster for unmanned cars and devices but will not impact users till after 2020

5G promoters say it can deliver data 10 times or more faster than 4G and cut latency, the lag-time when data is sent or received. As well as offering new applications, extra speed makes it easier to store data in the cloud instead of being tethered to a handheld device.


THE telecoms world is gearing up for 5G, the next generation wireless technology that promises to go beyond phones and link up everything from vehicles to household devices, or anything else with an Internet connection at far greater speeds.

Yet, most consumers will wait...

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