weBoost is 5G ready
In today’s quickly emerging 5G world, our products continue to enhance cell signals for all phones and cellular-connected devices, on all US carrier networks, for the next decade and beyond.SHOP ALL BOOSTERS
What is 5G?
5G is the latest generation of cellular networks.
What makes 5G so exciting for so many people is its lightning-fast speed. It’s important to understand the coverage area of a 5G cell site is measured in feet instead of miles. Because of its limited range, 5G won’t replace 4G LTE, but it will provide faster speeds in major metropolitan cities where 5G coverage is more concentrated.
Using their vast network of existing towers, carriers will fill these coverage gaps with existing 4G LTE signal. Boosters enhance those signals inside buildings.
Don’t I have 5G already?
Although it’s getting a lot of mention in the media, the 5G of today is actually the bundling of current spectrum to deliver high speeds.
This is also known as carrier aggregation.
These recent improvements to the existing 4G LTE signal are an important step in the ongoing transition to the 5G network. mmWave—the technology responsible for the extremely high bandwidth and lightning-speeds often associated with 5G—is only one part of the 5G spectrum. mmWave won’t become widely available or in use until much later, and even then, primarily in smaller, densely populated areas.
When is 5G coming?
Will weBoost boosters work with 5G?
Since mobile carriers are planning to use the existing 4G LTE networks to carry the majority of cell service to consumers well into 2030, our current boosters will continue to work for years to come. The 5G network is being built alongside today’s 4G LTE network and will rely on the 4G LTE network as part of its infrastructure.BROWSE ALL BOOSTERS