5G is the fifth generation of mobile network technology. It offers much faster data download and upload speeds than existing technologies, a more reliable data connection and the ability for many more devices to access the mobile internet at the same time. From 1G to 5G, every mobile network generation delivers faster speed and more functionality. 4G, which most of us are still using, enables us to video call and watch movies on the go. 5G offers these with significant improvements to speed and quality, but also so much more functionality beyond this.

With its superfast speeds and unprecedented reliability and capacity, 5G has the potential to deliver a host of benefits to enhance our everyday life and economic growth right now and into the future. Individuals and businesses including those in the public and private sectors are set to benefit from 5G’s powerful connectivity.

Extensive studies worldwide show that emissions from mobile base stations are far below the regulatory standards set by ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection), an international body dedicated to radiation protection research and is formally recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and governments.

The safety of mobile technology has been extensively researched over the past few decades. 5G, like 2G, 3G, and 4G, is a safe technology and will be a game changer in transforming our lives socially and economically.

Mobile UK’s #5GCheckTheFacts campaign provides factually accurate information to help improve understanding of mobile and 5G and alleviate any concerns.   Find out more about this campaign here.

Alternatively, read our “5G Q&A” for answers to the most asked questions.