ZTE Gigabit Phone on 5G at Mobile World Congress 2017
February 28th, 2017.
#ZTE showcases the World's Fastest Phone on #5G(Pre-5G) - ZTE Gigabit Phone. This phone is ahead of its time. Clocking 976mbps in front of my eyes this is the phone with the fastest internet to date. The phone runs on pre-5G because the standards for 5G are yet to be formalized. With the agreement on the 5G standards set for 2019 this phone is going to serve as a path breaker. The Chinese are ones to watch out for when it comes to the future of mobile technology.
Where ever you look at the Mobile World Congress you see 5G. Here the future is literally written on the wall. The talk in Barcelona is that 5G will be widely deployed by the start of 2020 and by 2025, 1.1 billion connections would have been achieved.
I was intrigued by the interest and focus on 5G and so I investigated further. While we all want faster internet, getting 10 times faster download speeds seems to have several use cases that are being featured here in Barcelona.
ZTE a Chinese company based in Shenzhen announced the World’s first Gigabit phone. While your standard phones these days give you about 50 to 100 mbps download speed, this phone gives you over 1000 mbps. In fact, I saw it doing 979mbps and that is super impressive.
5G is very exciting. It is what will bring the future of the smart city into the present.
Updates from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by Rohit Jayakaran.