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Many of us are perhaps still stuck in 4G zone (or 3G, much worse) right now. Because of slow connections, many people are waiting for the next internet connectivity to be unleashed. Along with some big companies such as Samsung, Verizon & AT&T on the 5G arena, Qualcomm, the company behind the Snapdragon SOCs, is also pushing hard to bring 5G mobile devices to all of us.
While who will be the first to bring the technology to users is still vague, Qualcomm showed at the recently concluded CES 2017 what it can do with 5G technology as of the moment.

Qualcomm showed off to the gathered audience the different ways of how they are going to deliver better performance using the 5G technology. Qualcomm CEO, Steve Mollenkopf, also shared interesting words in his keynote address at the CES. (video above)
In his keynote, Mollenkopf said that 5G isn’t just the next version of the existing 3G and 4G technologies but a whole new ball game in the field of mobile telephony. Mollenkopf said that 5G will be the key driver of the new age technology like VR live-streaming, autonomous cars, connected townships, etc.

It is also said that the new 5G technology will allow users to download a 1GB file in 3 seconds flat. Due to its high speed and low latency, the users will be able to download a full-length 4K movie in 18 seconds.

According to Mollenkopf, 5G is expected to change the entire industry as it will increase data speeds and reduce the associated costs. Apart from these benefits, the best thing about 5G is its low latency compared to 3G and 4G which will help users achieve many unimaginable and mission critical operations. Moreover, Mollenkopf said that 5G will have an impact similar to the introduction of electricity or automobile and “affect entire economies and benefiting entire societies.”

A research commissioned by Qualcomm predicts that 5G value chain will support up to 22 million jobs and generate up to $3.5 trillion in revenue by 2035. It also predicts that the full economic impact of 5G is expected to be realized by 2035.The 5G tech will also usher in a new Internet age as far as speeds are concerned.

Now, we have to wait until network providers and ISPs adopt the 5G technology and provide 5G services to users. As on some reports, 5G might be implemented already in Japan as early as September 2017.

Should we wait until 2035 to equip ourselves with a 5G connection?

via TechWorm, Qualcomm