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So, how does 5G reduce latency?

Billy Carey

We basically experience latency as responsiveness – after entering a web address, for example, does the page load straight away or are you left drumming your fingers? A slow network, bandwidth at capacity or a large chunk of data being sent are the things that typically cause lag time. 5G’s speed, bandwidth and capacity overcomes these problems. 5G increases data rate and cuts response time down to just 1 millisecond (compared to 4G’s 50 milliseconds). This means you can expect lightning fast responses, which opens up lots of exciting opportunities when you think of 5G and robots and self-driving cars.