There is a lot of hype surrounding 5G at the moment, but what is it? Is it dangerous? Will it be the next biggest thing since sliced bread?

Whether you are for or against the impending 5G "revolution", there is little doubt that it is splitting opinion in society at large. But, what are the facts about it?

Let's take a look.

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How fast is 5G compared to Long Term Evolution (LTE)?

According to tests undertaken by companies like German Telecom, 5G should be capable of data transfer rates of up to 10 Gigabit/s. LTE, or Long Term Evolution (a 4th Gen mobile comms standard), tends to offer data rates of around 100 Megabits/s.

That's a few orders of magnitude difference. In other words, it is very fast indeed.