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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.
Works on every network, on any carrier.
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 metropolitan cities where 5G cell sites (or nodes) are more concentrated to provide adequate coverage.
These 5G nodes transmit cellular data at higher speeds, but again, only within a small signal area. To fill these coverage gaps, carriers will continue to broadcast 4G LTE signal for their subscribers using their existing cell tower network.
Although 5G is getting a lot of mention in the media, it’s only been made available is specific areas of select major cities—with limited overlap.
If you haven’t yet upgraded to a 5G-capable phone, you are not using 5G. Any higher speeds you may be experiencing now could be the result of bundling of the current cellular spectrum. This is also known as carrier aggregation.
Such improvements to the existing 4G LTE 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 association with 5G—is only one part of the 5G spectrum. mmWave won’t become widely available for several years. Even then, mmWave will primarily be used in smaller, more densely populated areas.
Yes, our current weBoost product line will work in a 5G world. Carriers will continue to rely on the 4G LTE network to provide service for the majority of subscribers well into 2030 and beyond.