The first field test comes from the USA
Here we are: 5G is officially a reality. Verizon has begun activating its 5G infrastructure in Minneapolis and Chicago, even anticipating Korea. This is a still limited departure, given that the service is active only in certain metropolitan areas and support remains to be verified.
However, this did not prevent Verizon's representative David Weissmann from sharing the band's first official speed test on Twitter. The test in question was carried out by a Moto Z3 with the application of Ookla Speedtest.net. The results are quite encouraging.
The download speed stands at 762mbps and ping at 19ms , practically at the same level as a gigabit fiber. The upload has unfortunately not been revealed but a speed of at least 100 megabits is assumed. Clearly the data concerns an incredibly small sample, in practice only one user, and therefore they are not representative of the actual speeds.
In order to have statistics closer to the truth, we will have to wait for the spread of the band and the evolution of dedicated hardware in the smartphone environment. This means more coverage, more compatible phones and better operator support. Despite everything we will surely have a speed far greater than the 4G and a lower latency.
Who knows, maybe in the future we will be able to do even without flat connections and heavy monthly subscriptions. Dreaming never hurts.