CES 2020

Say hello to faster speeds

More affordable 5G devices and the world's first 5G laptop unveiled at CES could signal that the wireless service will finally take off

It is no longer just empty talk and immense hype - 5G is finally going mainstream this year.

That was certainly the sentiment at mega tech show CES in Las Vegas last week, where analysts predicted that the gradual roll-out of 5G networks worldwide will generate so much interest that it could turn around the steady slump in global smartphone sales for the first time in more than two years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 15, 2020, with the headline 'Say hello to faster speeds'. Subscribe