The Helium Network is a decentralized wireless network that enables the Internet of Things (IoT) by providing low-power, long-range wireless connectivity for devices. With the addition of Helium 5G, the network is now able to provide faster and more reliable connectivity for IoT devices.

Helium 5G utilizes the 5G standard to deliver faster data speeds and lower latency. This allows for more data-intensive applications such as video streaming and virtual reality to be run on the network. It also enables devices to communicate with each other in real-time, making it ideal for applications such as autonomous vehicles and industrial automation.

One of the key differences between Helium 5G and traditional 5G networks is that Helium 5G is decentralized. This means that it is not controlled by a single company or organization, but rather is maintained by a community of individuals and businesses. This decentralization provides increased security and reliability as there is no single point of failure.

Another difference is that Helium 5G utilizes a unique consensus protocol, called Proof of Coverage, to ensure that the network is providing coverage to the areas where it is needed. This allows for the network to be more efficient and cost-effective than traditional networks.

In addition to providing faster and more reliable connectivity for IoT devices, Helium 5G also enables the creation of new business models and revenue streams for businesses and individuals who participate in the network. This includes the ability to earn rewards for providing coverage and data services to the network.

Overall, Helium 5G is a significant advancement in the evolution of the Helium Network and provides a powerful new tool for IoT developers and businesses to create innovative and disruptive new applications and services