Is 5G the future of home broadband?

Is 5G the future of home broadband?

Yes - it is. 5G is the future of home broadband.

However, that wouldn't make for an interesting and informative blog post, so I will dive into the topic a little further...

Going into the year 2020, one of the most sought after breakthroughs in technology here in the United Kingdom is the arrival of 5G services for our devices. All major network operators: o2, Vodafone, EE and Three have plans to roll out and provide 5G this year and 2020 is expected to be a momentous year for network technology.

Although, while a great deal of the focus is on what 5G can do for Wifi connections and mobile phone speeds, the real talking point should be on what 5G can do for homes across the country with 5G broadband.

In regards to Three rolling out their 5G home broadband in 2019, Dave Dyson, CEO of Three stated:

"Three's 5G is going to revolutionise the home broadband experience. No more paying for landline rental, no more waiting for engineers, and even a same-day delivery option. It really is the straightforward plug and play broadband that customers have been waiting for.

"We've taken a simple approach with one single truly unlimited data plan to give customers the opportunity to fully explore 5G and all its exciting possibilities. The ease and immediacy of it all means home broadband using 5G is going to be key to the future of the connected home."

Are my devices compatible with 5G?

The truth of the matter is that, unfortunately, it isn't going to be easy for everyone to be able to connect to 5G broadband signals.

It all depends on the device you are using. More specifically, it depends on the chipset that the device has installed inside it.

In order to benefit from 5G speeds, the device you are hoping to connect to it will need to have a specific 5G chipset installed and, currently, only a small amount of mobile phones have it. So, if you want everything in your house hooked up - research your chips!