5G is the latest wireless technology to ever exist, making our lives easier and stress-free. While it is still being tested in its beta phase in some labs – a few have already shared it with the world. But that’s not all. While many of us would be late to the party, a few of the countries are already celebrating at the grand feast table. Can you believe that it got out in 2018, in a few countries?

And then there are a few countries that haven’t even started working on it due to limited or minimized resources. Tsk, tsk. If you don’t know why 5G is important, then let me just clear the air for you by letting you in on a little fact, okay?

If you think 4G is great – 5G is 1000 times faster and better than that, as per the results. Its speed supposedly goes up to 100 Gigabits per second. And do you just know how fast that is?

It is eye blinking fast, to be honest. A true work of art, honestly, because the internet is a way of life and not just a luxury anymore. The Internet will forever be a savior, we all know we are too dependent on it, it doesn’t matter if you are connected to a network as good as AT&T Internet or just a basic one. In fact, AT&T is one of the few providers in the US that offers 5G on its Wireless plans. If you’re interested in trying out 5G then you can get in touch with AT&T customer service for further details.

If you are curious about when exactly it had hit our country or others’ – below is a table created as per my knowledge on the topic. It’s bound to make mistakes since it is all just an estimation and not 100% solid news.

// represents or, either as well as and in the table. Some of the countries have released their 5G services for commercial uses earlier and suggest their true availability to all in the latter year.

Best of luck finding your country and getting good news – if it’s not as you want – hope or work towards this goal. You could be the one to bring about this change in your country too, you know? All you need to have is the skill to do so – nothing else matters.

Sr# Country (Estimated) Year of Arrival
United States Late 2018 // Early 2019
North America 2020
Canada 2019 // 2020
Mexico 2019 // 2020
South America Late 2019
Chile 2018 // 2019
Argentina Same time as Chile most likely
Brazil NA
Asia 2020
South Korea The second half of 2019
Japan 2020
China 2020
Qatar 2019 // 2020
Kuwait June 2018
Indonesia 2018 // 2019
India 2020
Africa NA
Lesotho 2018
Europe 2020
Norway 2020 // 2025
Germany 2020
United Kingdom 2020
Switzerland 2018
Spain 2018
Finland 2018
Russia 2018 // 2020
Oceania 2019 // 2020
Australia 2020
New Zealand 2020

Difference between 5G and 4G

While many are curious about 5G, some don’t even know why it is different from 4G. The fourth-generation internet, or 4G, is 500 times faster than 3G (third-generation) – so yes, it is amazing. However, 5G is an even more improved version of 4G with greater speed and connectivity.

5G is 100 times faster than its predecessor with a promise of 100 gigabits per second. It is supposedly faster than any home broadband network available. The major difference between 4G and 5G is ‘low latency’. Latency can be explained as the amount of time that passes from the moment a piece of information is transferred to that when it is received. A low latency indicates that one can replace both cable modem and Wi-Fi with a mere mobile device connection. The upload and download speed is, therefore, enhanced by manifolds because of this very reason.

Here is a table to help you understand the difference between all internet generations;

Generation Average Speed Maximum Speed
2G 0.1 Mbps 0.3 Mbps
3G 1.5 Mbps 7.2 Mbps
3G HSPA 5 Mbps 43 Mbps
4G 10 Mbps 150 Mbps
4G LTE-A 15 Mbps -50 Mbps 300 Mbps – 1 Gbps
5G 50 Mbps & up 1 Gbps – 10 Gbps

Apart from the speed, 5G is also able to help with bandwidth issues. Many devices are connected to 3G & 4G but the networks lack an infrastructure to handle it effectively. 5G, on the other hand, is going to have a set infrastructure to help handle not only current devices but also those in the future like driverless cars, smart home products, etc.