What is 5G?
5G is the next generation of wireless network technology that’s fueling innovation, and transforming how people live, work, and play with unmatched data speeds, greater network capacity, ultra-low latency, and higher reliability.
5G can be massively faster than 4G and 3G speed—with the capability to deliver speeds as fast as Wi-Fi.
With superior speeds of up to 20 Gbps, you can download a full 8k movie in seconds, experience tech such as VR, AR, automated driving, and connect even more devices than ever before.
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4G LTE speeds were far faster than 3G—up to 100,000 Kbps. That means you could download a movie in about seven minutes, video chat, stream content, and use cloud services.
3G brought the internet to our mobile phones. But with only 2,000 Kbps speeds, a low‑res movie took over an hour to download, and video and audio streaming were slowed.
See how 5G technology and expanded coverage is bringing benefits and changing our lives for good.
Our 5G network is enabling AI-powered active wildfire detection to spot the first signs of wildfires to help stop them before they spread.
Together with the Drone Racing League, we launched a drone that live streams in high definition—bringing sports fans closer to the action than ever before.
With Connecting Heroes, we give first responders free service and 5G access, plus preemption and priority access—so critical communications go through first.
For state & local fire, police, and EMS agencies' first responder lines; eligibility verified. Video streaming resolution varies by plan; 480p with Free & Select plans. Coverage not available in some areas and may be impacted by emergencies; check your response area. Capable device required for 5G. See full terms