5G Will Definitely Make the Web Slower, Maybe | Filament Group, Inc.
5G just might make web performance worse, not better, for the average person.
The average device is not the brand new thousand-dollar iPhone with 3 lenses for taking photographs. The average device even in the US is the sort of device that you see on the Amazon Best Sellers, which can run about $130.
So, the availability of faster networks will likely lead to developers sending more imperative code down the wire to devices that can't handle it.
Nice work, devs.
"5G Will Definitely Make the Web Slower, Maybe". Excellent piece by @scottjehl.