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UK to develop 5G tech that downloads movies in 1 second flat

Prime Minister David Cameron announced the country's plans to partner with Germany to develop the technology


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The UK is reportedly planned to develop next-gen 5G that would allow faster speeds, which would eventually cut down on the download time.

Prime Minister David Cameron announced the country's plans to partner with Germany to develop the technology, under his plan to make the UK the most digital nation in the G8.

According to PC World, Cameron said that with 4G, an 800 megabyte movie takes around 40 seconds to download; with 5G that would be cut to one second.

He announced the collaboration between the University of Dresden, King's College University in London and the University of Surrey, over developing the with a 73 million pounds fund of public money.

Cameron further said that he wanted the 'of Things' to move 'from a slogan to a fact, adding that the developments could allow billions of everyday objects to talk to each other over the - using low-cost, low-power chips, the report added.

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First Published: Tue, March 11 2014. 12:00 IST