While some places are still waiting to get their 4G LTE, Samsung has announced they're already working on making 100Mbps cellular internet obsolete with 5G mmWave, a technology that promises to bring gigabit to our phones and tablets. According to Samsung:
5G mobile communications technology is the next generation of the existing 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network technology. 5G will be capable of providing a ubiquitous Gbps experience to subscribers anywhere and offers data transmission speeds of up to several tens of Gbps per base station.
Gigabit isn't even common on Wi-Fi yet, and Samsung is only aiming to have their 5G tech commercialized by 2020, so no one start holding their breath just yet. A lot of work still needs to get done -- getting phone-sized, power efficient radios made, getting the spectrum for it to run on, making sure it doesn't melt our gadgets into hot, bubbling puddles, you know, the usual stuff -- but it's nice to see it's underway.
Can't wait to download Avengers 3 in 30 seconds on my iPhone 9! How about you?