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We all know that 5G is the next big thing. We are also aware that the speeds 5G promises will be massive. While many countries still try to have an established 4G network, including India, Australia is one country which wants to stay ahead of the pack. According to Vodafone, Australia will likely have 5G mobile network by 2020.

The development of the fifth-generation mobile network has invited a number of eager investors. After all, the next-gen network promises supremely fast speeds and will be the guiding factor for everything from ‘Internet of Things’ to driverless cars.

Vodafone’s Australian chief Benoit Hanssen believes Australia will be among the first countries to have 5G network by 2020. “Australia adopted the smartphone enthusiastically — smartphone penetration is one of the highest in the world,” he said. “There is a readiness to adopt new things, and you have a population that can largely afford to adopt new things. We do think that as 5G comes out, Australia will be there.”

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Indeed, Australia has embraced 4G greatly with almost 70% of Vodafone customers on 4G phones. Hanssen expects the figure to cross 90% this year. 5G is all set to break speed records if the tests have anything to show for it. In 2015,  British scientists claimed they broke speed records during tests of 5G data connections, reaching one terabit per second. According to the BBC, with such a speed, it “would be theoretically possible to download a file 100 times the size of a feature film in about three seconds.”

Spectrums have and continue to be the main reason behind the delay of not only 5G but 4G as well. In fact, many countries still face a lack of 3G connectivity. The release of spectrum is being negotiated globally. We wonder how long it takes before we can even begin talking about 5G in India, which is still being introduced to 4G network slowly.

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Sanket Vijay
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When not indulging in reading or writing, Sanket fanboys over The Flash, Star Wars, Coldplay, and U2. And pizza, he loves his pizza. Follow him on Instagram for more.
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Kaushik
Kaushik

here we're bothering about usable 3G, aur yeh dekho :3 Shreya Sinha

Lokki Lokki Khan
Lokki Lokki Khan

Vi ra 3G aga sob jayga valo kora deo...5G pora..tension koro..akono 3G e pay na valo kora..

CA Rishabh Gupta
CA Rishabh Gupta

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Gagan Singh
Gagan Singh

2g yha india m ni chlta. Baki jagah network sb service providers k bdia h. Panga yha india m h jha. 3g or 4g lane k lie.. 2g or 3g ko downgrade kr dete h. Our county has worst service connections..all around the world.

Sandip Barot
Sandip Barot

There will be original 3G in India by 2020.!

Sachin Patel
Sachin Patel

areeee itneee me to bharat 6g release kr degaaa

Archit Dhingra
Archit Dhingra

Dhruv Sharma says vodafone...jiska abi tk 2g chalta ni \U0001f602