What's The Difference Between 5G And 4G?

Internet Connections

What is 5G? This question has been on the minds of many people lately, as telecommunications companies have started to roll out 5G networks. But what is 5G, exactly? And how is it different from 4G? In this article, we will explore those questions and provide an overview of 5G technology.


The next generation of mobile networks, 5G is much faster than its predecessors 3G and 4G. With 5G, you can expect to see download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps). That means you could download a two-hour movie in about 10 seconds. But speed isn’t the only advantage of 5G.

While all of this may sound too good to be true, there is one catch. 5G networks are not yet widely available. They are currently only available in select cities around the world. But as more and more 5G-compatible devices hit the market, we can expect to see a rapid expansion of 5G coverage in the coming years.


The next generation of wireless technology is here. 5G offers not only faster speeds but more reliable connections. 5G networks are being built across the world, with many countries already offering 5G services. 5G is not just an evolutionary step forward from 4G – it’s a major leap, providing a huge boost to mobile internet speeds and capacity.

  • Speed: If you’ve used 5G, you’ll notice the speed. 5G offers theoretical peak speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps), while 4G tops out at around 1 Gbps. In practice, 5G speeds are likely to be around 20-30 times faster than 4G, with some users experiencing even higher speeds. This means 5G can support much more demanding applications than 4G, such as streaming ultra-high-definition video and gaming.
  • Latency: 5G also offers lower latency than 4G, meaning that the time it takes for data to travel between your device and the network is shorter. 5G networks have a latency of around 1 millisecond (ms), while 4G networks have a latency of around 20-30 ms. This lower latency makes 5G ideal for applications that require real-time responses, such as augmented reality and virtual reality.
  • Scalability: 5G networks are also able to support more devices than 4G networks. This is because 5G uses higher frequency bands than 4G, which means there is more capacity available. 5G can support up to a million devices per square kilometre, while 4G can only support around 10,000 devices.
  • Efficiency: 5G is also more efficient than 4G, meaning that it uses less power and generates less heat. This is because 5G uses higher frequency bands, which have shorter wavelengths. 5G also uses beamforming, a technology that directs radio waves to where they are needed, rather than broadcasting them in all directions.


If your business isn’t getting the internet speeds you need or if your internet isn’t as reliable as you need it to be, Mint Technology can help you. Our specialists will assess your business requirements and help you find the most suitable business internet connection that meets all of your needs.

Get in touch with us today if you’re to upgrade your business internet on 01384 887733 or drop us an email at sales@wearemint.tech.

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