Updated: September 3rd, 2021

5G connectivity is poised to change the world. Cities, data centers, networks, and device designers are preparing for the next big acceleration in data speeds. As for connectors? They are ready right now.

In 2019, 5G will become a reality as cities around the world roll out their 5G networks. The next generation in data speeds will launch by 2020 in most regions, led by South Korea, Japan, and the US, with the UK, Europe, and Australia following closely. China has led the way, beginning its trials in 2016. South Korea demonstrated 5G at its 2018 Winter Olympics. Other pilot programs are active in Texas, London, Germany, and South Africa. Right now, 5G allows users in those areas to enjoy faster download speeds. How fast? Up to 1,000 times faster than the 4G networks most of us currently use.