Whilst it may not be as bad as causing coronavirus, 5g is still not all it’s talked up to be – just yet anyway.

4g broadband replaced 3g, however, 5g will not simply replace 4g, rather build upon it. 5g is not the same as previous upgrades as a whole new type of network is required to implement it fully.

Because of this, there are still issues with 5g which lead to it not being the best choice for you right now. It’s best to look at 4g mobile broadband and home broadband deals.

The issues 5g still has…

Privacy and security

For 5g to reach its promised connectivity speeds, virtualization is a necessity. However, with more virtualization comes the need to vastly improve security protocols. Malware, anomalies and attacks will all have to be monitored and detected before they infiltrate and halt 5g’s connectivity.

Smarter DNS is important to protect the ever-expanding Internet of Things from any attacks or hacks, as not only is security improving over time but so are threats.



5g is only currently available in larger cities – London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast and Liverpool for example. Where 4g is available nationwide, even in rural areas. Whilst it’s true the speed will be faster, as of right now the capacity is simply not there for 5g to be used to its best.


5g is only available on a limited number of phones right now. Meaning that your current phone is unlikely to be useful if you’re wanting to utilise 5g. With 5g in its current phase of implementation, it simply cannot be justified splashing the cash on an upgrade which, right now, will not change the game for users.

In 2020, the best option for you is to look at a 4g broadband router or 4g mobile broadband plan.