5G Apps Might Require Order of Magnitude to 100 Times More Mobile Bandwidth

Even if relatively few industry professionals think “speed” will be a key use case for 5G, it probably is useful to understand what speeds are expected to needed. Of some 800 industry professionals polled about 5G by Telecoms.com, though there was no clear consensus, the range of 5G speeds expected to be required ranged from less than 100 Mbps (10 percent of responses) up to greater than 2 Gbps (15 percent of respondents).

Some 25 percent of respondents guessed apps would require 500 Mbps to 1 Gbps.

For networks that have in the past struggled to supply 50 Mbps to every device, most of the time, that is a big stretch.

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