Video shows 5G mobile internet reach phenomenal speeds of 5,800Mb

Move over, 4G, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s come from the future to get us all excited about the crazyfast mobile internet of tomorrow. See 5G in action below…

Less than two years after EE launched the UK's first 4G network, we're already talking about fifth-generation (5G) mobile internet and speeds we can expect in the future.

Swedish telecoms firm Ericsson's uploaded a YouTube video showing the first ever live 5G demonstration, offering a glimpse of the technology we'll be using in years to come.

Filmed in the company's top secret 5G development lab somewhere near Stockholm, the video shows 5G mobile internet reach jaw-dropping speeds of 5.8Gb (5,800Mb).

That's approximately 395 times faster than the current average UK home broadband download speed, and significantly speedier than 4G.

EE's no longer the UK's only major 4G provider - its rivals Vodafone, O2 and Three have all since launched their own 'superfast' mobile internet services.

At the moment, to get 4G you'll probably need to live in a relatively built-up urban area, but its gradually reaching further and further across the UK.

If you can't get 4G in your area yet, but you're itching for faster mobile internet, you might not have to wait very long for it at all, as around 98% of the population will be able to get it within the next couple of years.

In the meantime, Three has the fastest 3G and offers unlimited data plans to boot.

Click here for more mobile, TV and internet news

Suggested Pages

  • Pay-monthly tablet and iPad deals

  • Using your mobile phone abroad - roam without racking up big bills

  • Mobile tethering - The complete guide

  • Compare Three mobile broadband deals

  • Can I get Wi-Fi on the train?

  • Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots: How to get Wi-Fi on the go

  • Three mobile customers use 36% more data than a year ago

  • 5G in London by 2020 promises Boris Johnson

  • Three 3G and 4G mobile internet speeds beat EE, O2 and Vodafone

  • Man United legend Paul Scholes signs for BT Sport as new pundit

  • Three 3G and 4G mobile internet speeds beat EE, O2 and Vodafone

  • Broadband speeds bother businesses stuck in internet slow lane