Why 5G matters to VR adoption



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When 4G was introduced towards the end of the 00s, it led to an explosion in mobile internet usage. Using the mobile web went from being a functional, slow, second-rate experience to one that is largely frictionless and, in many cases, superior to that of desktop. Smartphone internet usage overtook that of desktop in 2016, and projections unanimously agree that the trend will continue. What impact, then, will the impending rollout of 5G networks have on the consumption of content and the growth of different devices going forward? One area set to benefit hugely from 5G is virtual reality (VR),…

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