Excellent article, Hannah!

Really detailed and lucidly written! Thanks so much for this primer on this esoteric topic. Bookmarking this for future referral!

Eventually, as more users embrace 5G, the operators can “refarm” or reuse the existing 2G, 3G and 4G frequencies for 5G instead. This means more 5G capacity, resulting in even faster download speeds. The drawback here is that older 2G and 3G phones will not work anymore.

I compiled my thoughts on 5G with my 8+ years experience of working as a mobile network architect. IMO, from the early 2010s Netflix, Uber, Airbnb, Spotify, Whatsapp, YouTube and other OTTs went from bit-part players to behemoths. Enabled by the ubiquity of 4G. 5G promises 10x faster internet speeds. What could that possibly lead to?

Your feedback on my 5G non-technical primer article would be great!