Superfast 5G mobile promises much better download and browsing speeds, the ability to power the internet of things, and a signal for everyone even when we’re all using our phones at the same time.
But we’ll need to fork out on new 5G-compatible phones, 5G services could be expensive, and rural areas might not benefit – at least not immediately.
So will it be worth it?
Animation: Zoe Bartholomew. Reporter: Matthew Wall