5G is an interesting animal as the frequency is super high (though what type of frequency is still not entirely confirmed – 40GHz, 80GHz, etc.), and the power is pretty high, but the range won’t be as high due to the large amplitude. This means buildings can block a significant amount of the signals due to a lack of line-of-sight between the cell tower and device. Because of this blockage issue certain carriers have resorted to just using lower frequencies like 2.5GHz and improving the networks. So “5G” may end up quite similar to the signal environment we have now. As a result of all these variables, lab testing cannot provide a definitive answer about how our products will perform in the real world, since signal strength will be based on the environment. Although we have had lab testing done using signal strengths that are similar to expected 5G environments, the definite performance results will come down to real world testing, and we don’t have the network rollout yet to do that.
There are other faraday enclosure manufacturers out there who have been answering this question with, “yeah sure, our faraday bags/boxes/materials block 5G!”… beware of this answer. Unfortunately they do not know, as no one knows at this time. We do believe, however, that our faraday bags and enclosures will shield well or even equally as well if/when 5G is rolled out in its entirety, based on the points above. We know this isn’t a cut and dry answer, but this is not a cut and dry situation. We hope you appreciate the accurate and candid answer as opposed to false assurance.