5G is one of the sort of cellular technology that you might have heard about in recent times. One of the headlines is that; Verizon selecting Samsung as the provider for its 5G commercial launch.

One of the reasons why it’s such a big deal is that it will lead towards higher wireless speeds, storages, and lower latency which actually means that there will be no more delays or “technical hindrances” in some of the things it powers, like wireless VR or autonomous vehicles.

That benefit is two-dimensional. Not only does it enhances the experience of a user when it comes towards AR or VR by providing increasing rates for data, but it’s also practically safer which is where the latency piece comes in.

According to Koenig, one of the most essential factor of sovereign driving technology safety is the ability for it to freely make quick operational decisions seamlessly more than a human driver could make it.

But just how fast is 5G? During the presentation, the example of a two-hour movie download was used. On a 3G network, for example, that would take 26 minutes. On 4G, it would be decreased to six minutes. But on 5G, it’s decreased to 3.6 seconds.