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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/10/2018 3:57:36 PM
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Re: 5G Heats Up
Given that 5G standards are even fully agreed upon, it will be hard to say what kind of 5G connections will be "first" and useful. Perhaps some users will really latch into the point to point wireless connections to get wireless broadband to stationary homes.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
1/10/2018 10:03:00 AM
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Re: 5G Heats Up
@DHagar  Yes, hype or "buzz" as we used to call it. AT&T claims it will be the first roll out 5G, but as the article states, AT&T does not have enough spectrum on hand to do so by this year as it claims. So Maybe T-Mobile US will beat it to the punch. Yes, we will have to wait and see how this all shakes out. 

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afwriter
afwriter
1/10/2018 12:17:27 AM
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Re: 5G Heats Up
I don't think that there is much doubt it will live up to the hype, but we will all forget these comments long before we see the full benefits of 5G. I think it is important to note your distinction of "when it is deployed properly," because I believe that this won't be a seamless transition. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/9/2018 9:08:27 PM
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Re: 5G Heats Up
> "I wonder who will give us the breakthrough capability in the US that 5G promises?"

Just like 4G.. I think no one will remember who was first, but users will just know which provider serves them best -- because there's no way any single provider will be able to serve the whole country at equal quality. 

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DHagar
DHagar
1/9/2018 5:17:14 PM
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Re: 5G Heats Up
@mhhf1ve, I am surprised at the delays as well.  But I believe Sarah's prediction that it will first be available in international markets.  I had heard that it might be utilized by South Korea with the upcoming February Olympics.

I am surprised that the US is that much behind and lagging.  I wonder who will give us the breakthrough capability in the US that 5G promises?

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DHagar
DHagar
1/9/2018 5:14:31 PM
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Re: 5G Heats Up
@srufolo1 - but I think there is more behind the 5G on this one - it really is transforming technology if and when it is deployed properly.  I am waiting for AT&T, et al, to truly deliver a new capability that takes this far beyond marketing.  But you are absolutely correct, the hype has begun - we will have to see if it lives up to it?

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/9/2018 2:19:51 PM
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Re: 5G Heats Up
> "But, they won't be able to get it in the US even by the end of the year..."

The 5G devices for consumers aren't even expected to arrive before 2019, no? So.. yah, the groundwork is being laid, but we're not actually going to see widespread adoption until 2020 at the earliest.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
1/9/2018 10:29:10 AM
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Re: 5G Heats Up
There is always hype before a major technology is released. 5G is no different. It definitely is a marketing ploy, but it's necessary to get things moving.

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clrmoney
clrmoney
1/9/2018 9:10:05 AM
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5G Heats Up
5G is popular here because it's new and what they have to offer for businesses and customers with new services etc. I'm not sure if they have fully advanced or expanded overseas but I'm sure it will be a success.

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