A new timeline sheds some light on 5G plans for your laptop, wrist and home.
It's a complex topic, but we've broken it down for you.
The hype about this important phone network standard is about to become deafening. CNET's Stephen Shankland explains what you need to know.
Cost, phone, speed and coverage. 5G is the new Wild West.
We clear up some of the confusion around 5G.
A 2-year-old technology called C-V2X could arrive in 5G-equipped cars in 2022, displacing a 20-year-old alternative that hasn't caught on.
Upset with your cable provider? 5G could mean that help is on the way.
Separately, the carrier is expanding its 5G network to another US city.
5G is the next generation of wireless networks and promises a mobile experience that's 10x to 100x faster than today's 4G networks.
We say the word promise because we're in the early days of 5G. When more smartphones and networks support 5G tech, it will have far-reaching consequences for consumers, from the cars we drive (or that drive us) to the food we eat to the safety of our roads to the ways we shop to the entertainment we share with family and friends. And that doesn't include things we haven't yet imagined because we've never had the capability to unlock those new scenarios.
Today, 5G may seem confusing even as it's widely hyped. We're here to help you sort fact from fiction, weed through the ayryonyms and jargon and figure out when and how 5G can change the way you live. And we'll keep you from getting caught up in hyperbole -- and empty promises.