The faster than expected development of the 5G network caught me by surprise. Just last month (July’18), Singtel and Ericsson announced that they will be launching a 5G pilot network test by the fourth quarter of 2018 to support drone and self-driving car tests in the one-north district. Also, Optus (Singtel’s Australian subsidiary) and Globe (Singtel’s Philippine Associate Company) have announced plans for the rolling out of commercial 5G services next year. I have done up some technical readings and post it here on the 5G technology characteristics so as to analyze the potential implication on Netlink Trust, which is supposed to be the backbone of our Smart Nation initiative. Technical Characteristics of 5G    5G builds upon today’s 4G mobile network technology. It refers to fifth-generation mobile technology which is expected to open up industry and consumer applications with promise of super-fast wireless connection speeds and lesser latency