Ultra-High Definition (UHD) is the successor to Full HD (1080p) and refers to two formats of digital video – 4K UHD and 8K UHD. They are made up of approximately 4,000 and 8,000 horizontal pixels respectively and have an aspect ratio of 16:9. While using a 4G internet connection, streaming a video in UHD will take a long time to load. However, 5G’s fast download speeds will make it possible to watch videos in UHD without any major issues of delay. This would not only be the case for televisions but also for video footage viewed on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets – providing UHD even on the go.
Real-time footage of live events such as sports will also be easily available under the 5G infrastructure because they can be quickly streamed, both up and down. Forecasters predict that in 2028, the average 5G user will use around 84.4 GB of data per month – around 90% of this will consist of watching videos. This high growth potential is due to the big possibilities of 5G technology – the higher bandwidths, shorter delays, and greater reliability it will provide in its internet connection.