When we look at 4G LTE, it has delivered exciting experiences to consumers: fast internet browsing, high-definition video streaming, smooth and reliable video conferencing (most of the time) and online gaming. Mobile infrastructure takes a leap every nine or ten years, and 4G LTE first went live in 2009 (Stockholm and Oslo) followed by a 2010 launch in the USA and (eventually) the UK in 2012.
Now phone designers and telecom providers are edging towards 5G deployment. But what does 5G mean for mobile developers and billions of end-users who could benefit from new mobile experiences? Faster mobile internet is surely expected, but it’s just one of the game-changing benefits.