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5G handsets could hold battery charge for a whole month

Verizon CEO predicts 5G will offer battery life of ten years for IoT devices and smartphone charging once every four weeks

Prolonged battery life one of the many benefits of 5G.
Prolonged battery life one of the many benefits of 5G.

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam sees a 5G future in which consumers will only have to charge their mobile phones once per month.

Speaking at IBM’s Think 2018 conference, McAdam noted 5G will not only bring much faster download speeds, but also drastically lower latency. The lower latency will allow computing power to be moved off devices and on to the edge of the network, leading to devices that are thinner and offer much longer battery life.

McAdam said 5G will offer battery life of ten years for IoT devices and reduce the daily need for smartphone charging to once every four weeks.

Verizon (together with competitor AT&T), are the earliest movers in 5G with both expected to offer the service by the end of this year.