The Openreach VDLS (actually VDSL2) has a maximum connection speed of 80Mbps. Even full 4G easily beats that with line of sight of the mast.
On an early configuration, 2x 20 MHz of bandwidth (FDD) should give 150 Mbps download, and 50 Mbps upload. You can play with this calculator: https://tools.pedroc.co.uk/4g-speed/
5G is far faster than 5G.
Sounds a bit Teresa May! 5G-NR is faster because it has new encoding techniques (e.g. OFDM), and shares the air time in a different way to LTE, which was dramatically different to UMTS of GSM, why the Long Term is the first two letters. Today all 5G NR also needs to be connected to LTE at the same time - this is the Non Stand Alone configuration. I've not yet read of any SA installations.
That's why for instance many more 5G "masts" will be needed than 4G ones to give local car<>car communication for driverless vehicles.
I doubt that use case will ever happen myself, unless cars themselves are transmitters and you're not talking over a traditional cellular network. Many more NR transmitters will be required once we deploy mmWave spectrum, e.g. 60 GHz. I predict there will be little to no indoor penetration.
The UK (ofcom) hasn't yet licensed these frequencies. The US has, and Verizon is building mmWave connectivity in some cities. Note the new Samsung S20 5G does not support mmWave - so buyer beware!
VirginMedia 200/20 (22 Nov 19). Was FTTC for 7 years (55/12 to 46/5)
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Edited by jchamier (Fri 14-Feb-20 18:22:00)