If you love film, but hate waiting, you'll really love the sound of this. Owners of smartphones will be able to download entire films - taking no more than a second - by 2020.
According to the Daily Telegraph the roll out of 5G services across the UK will begin in London in six years' time.
- With current trends, data traffic is expected to increase 1,000 fold by 2020
- By that time there will be an estimated 50 billion internet-capable devices worldwide
One British based researcher is looking at the next generation of mobile data transfer, or 5G.
Professor Rahim Tafazolli at the University of Surrey has been given a £35 million investment from the UK Government and mobile phone companies worldwide to come up with 5G services.
Speaking shortly after the launch of 4G services last year, he said:
It is hoped that the research will establish the UK as a global leader in 5G technology, reversing a situation in which the country has previously fallen behind.