Science & Tech Spotlight 5G Wireless [Reissued with revisions on Mar. 27, 2020.] GAO-20-412SP Published: Mar 26, 2020. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2020. A 5G wireless network will move data faster: potentially 20 times faster than 4G. But it isn’t just for phones—it’s expected to facilitate tech that will transform industries and maybe people’s lives.