3G vs 4G vs 5G: comparing the latest technology to previous generations

5G, or the fifth generation of wireless technology, is being rolled out around the country by Verizon, AT&T, and other carriers. Many are wondering how it really compares to the current 4G standard, LTE, as well as older technology. 5G promises to be exponentially faster, and there are known limitations in the coverage it can provide vs 3G and 4G, but many potential users are not familiar with all of the differences between the generations.

Visual Capitalist has put together a guide illustrating the differences between the various wireless technologies, as well as the availability of 5G. Read more to see how 5G compares and where users can get coverage.