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clrmoney
clrmoney
1/23/2018 9:12:54 AM
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5G Fiber Race
5G may a challenge to some who are new to it and it will be of great use of speed and data quality for products and services. The more they have to offer for the more opportunities meaning for pay.

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Kishore Jethanandani
Kishore Jethanandani
1/23/2018 9:01:32 PM
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Re: 5G Fiber Race
The idea that 5G is a duopoly flies in the face of facts. For sure, more fiber will be needed and that is expensive. For sure, the spectrum is scarce and the big players have it in abundance. But 5G is not about the infrastructure. It is about innovation which will come mainly from MVNOs and software vendors who will lease fiber or the spectrum to provide unique services. The innovation will be aided by microservices. 

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freehe
freehe
1/23/2018 10:12:11 PM
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5G Race
There are two races for 5G. The race competition among countries globally and the race among U.S. companies to be the first to implement 5G. 5G has received a lot of hype but time will tell its true benefits and when it will actually be implemented.

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freehe
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1/23/2018 10:14:04 PM
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Re: 5G Fiber Race
@Kishore Jethanandani. Good points. However, I suspect current infrastructure will have to be modified slightly to accomodate for 5G but you are correct that new infrastructures will not have to be created to support 5G. Existing infrastructures and technologies can be used to implement 5G.

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Joe Stanganelli
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1/23/2018 11:43:31 PM
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Re: 5G Race
@freehe: The competition/race is pretty fierce in Europe, too.

On that note, Deutsche Telekom celebrated the first -- technically speaking -- 5G connection in partnership with Huawei late last year. But it seems that even DT people don't seem to take that too much to heart in terms of how much that means for the market. (My interpretation/speculation, anyway.)

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Joe Stanganelli
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1/23/2018 11:47:56 PM
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Re: 5G Fiber Race
@Kishore: But the MVNOs have their own interests at heart, remember.

Also from my discussion with Jennifer Fritzsche, who aptly pointed out that Verizon is Comcast's MVNO partner (indeed, Comcast's Xfinity Mobile service reportedly runs over VZ's network): "Verizon's first stated goal of 5G is going right after [Comcast's] broadband footprint. So inevitably, if you're [Comcast CEO] Brian Roberts, you're saying, 'Do I want a partner that's going after my throat?'"

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Kishore Jethanandani
Kishore Jethanandani
1/24/2018 12:06:39 AM
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Re: 5G Fiber Race
<<'Do I want a partner that's going after my throat?'">> I suspect not but I am not sure. Comcast's interest is in expanding its mobile service without investing in a nation-wide infrastructure which Verizon already has. What it does not have is the last mile broadband reach. So I would check my facts about their respective strategies.

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Kishore Jethanandani
Kishore Jethanandani
1/24/2018 12:17:22 AM
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Re: 5G Fiber Race
Is this the alliance you are alluding to? 

 

http://www.telecompetitor.com/moffett-comcast-verizon-mvno-plans-could-be-good-for-both-companies/

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Kishore Jethanandani
Kishore Jethanandani
1/24/2018 1:20:31 AM
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Re: 5G Race
@Joe Stanganelli: I did an interview with them and reported it in my article on 5G. You are referring to their pilot programs in Berlin and Hamburg port. They are meant to test the economic viability of 5G which is challenging because of the extra investment at the edge.

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mhhf1ve
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1/24/2018 5:41:41 PM
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Fragmented markets
I don't think consumers will view 5G as a monolithic service. It will be highly fragmented. Users won't be able to say they have 5G without specifying which flavor they have. Maybe someday, but not in the near future. Perhaps the 5G branding will break up into various kinds of 5G soon? I wouldn't be surprised to see 5G services re-named specifically to target certain markets.

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