19:07 10 April 2017
A recent research involving 150 volunteers in Germany has found that slow internet connection is bad for our health. It said that buffering video, web pages that take more than a second to load, and selfies that take two seconds or more to upload on Facebook raise heart rates by almost 40per cent resulting in higher levels of tension and stress. This shows that anything less than ultra high-speed 4G connections leave people psychologically and physically frustrated.
It is a good thing that the telecom industry is now planning to install all-new 5G networks that is said to make downloads and uploads up to 1,000 times faster than 4G.
Thaddeus Arroyo, chief executive of mobile and business solutions at AT&T said: “The 5G world is about speed but it is also about latency – from where you hit the enter key until the time you get a response – and 5G gets that down into such a small millisecond range that it’s virtually real-time.”
However, some admit that 5G could be a slow burner. Kai Sahala, head of radio marketing for mobile networks at Nokia said: “The current 4G networks are capable of being improved, so 4G and 5G networks will coexist for a very long time. 5G will initially have spotty coverage, so it will be used in urban areas and for specific cases.”