A consumer walks past a poster of commercial 5G applications outside a branch of China Telecom in Beijing in October of last year. Photo: Xinhua A consumer walks past a poster of commercial 5G applications outside a branch of China Telecom in Beijing in October of last year. Photo: Xinhua
A consumer walks past a poster of commercial 5G applications outside a branch of China Telecom in Beijing in October of last year. Photo: Xinhua

The world’s first 5G mobile networks are still more patchy than powerful

  • Independent tests using 5G smartphones and speed-measuring apps showed that gaps in coverage can leave most early adopters waiting for networks to reach full speed
  • Where it is available, even without hitting its maximum theoretical speeds, 5G is an impressive upgrade for most consumer applications

Topic |   5G
A consumer walks past a poster of commercial 5G applications outside a branch of China Telecom in Beijing in October of last year. Photo: Xinhua A consumer walks past a poster of commercial 5G applications outside a branch of China Telecom in Beijing in October of last year. Photo: Xinhua
A consumer walks past a poster of commercial 5G applications outside a branch of China Telecom in Beijing in October of last year. Photo: Xinhua
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