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Telstra has been testing it with Ericsson, and has even achieved speeds of more than 11Gbps in an indoor test facility in Sweden, with plans to roll out a trial for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

To put 11Gbps into language anyone can understand, that is quite literally over 1 gigabyte per second of downloads, with the tally hitting 1408MB. Yikes.

Intel is talking up working on this technology, and this week has even spoke out on the area, saying that it is creating partnerships to “lay the groundwork for faster, smarter, and more efficient 5G wireless networks”.

“The transition to 5G brings communications and computing together and is a fundamental shift for the industry,” said Aicha Evans, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Intel Communication and Devices Group.

“It is essential to lay the foundation for future 5G networks now to make amazing experiences of the future possible.”

What this means is companies are getting in now, developing the next generation of mobile networks so that we have them by 2020. The new network will likely affect everything, not just the phones and tablets and computers we’re relying on today, but this “Internet of Things” that has been talked about for years, including cars, appliances, and even a security system built into your home.

Everything will be connected, and it will be available at your command when you need it. That’s what fast internet can do.