31772a6dd13fa30012a6de614c7ac0fc9734955e5797a33812 Money And Knowledge: You can soon download films on mobiles in 5 seconds

You can soon download films on mobiles in 5 seconds

On the outskirts of this sleepy commuter town just south of London, plans are underway to build the fastest cellphone network in the world.
The work is being done at the University of Surrey with some of the world's biggest tech companies, including Samsung and Fujitsu collaborating to offer mobile internet speeds more than 100 times faster than anything now available. Their work on so-called fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless technology is set to be completed in early 2018 and would, for example, let students download entire movies to smartphones or tablets in less than five seconds, compared with as much as eight minutes with current 4G technology .
Companies also could connect millions of devices - including smartwatches and tiny sensors on home appliances - to the new cellphone network, and automakers could potentially test driverless cars around the suburban campus.
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