Are you ready for 5G? Well, Apple is not!

Discussion in 'iOS Devices' started by TheForce, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. nelson61

    nelson61 SatelliteGuys Master Lifetime Supporter

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    buying a 5g phone today is like buying a car when you live on the upper slope of Mount Everest

    Maybe in 3 years, probably more like 5 other than some city centers.
    It's like the chicken and the egg.
    You need the phone to make the network investment pay and you need the network to justify the phone.
    Which comes first?
     
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    harshness SatelliteGuys Master

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    Hopefully the realization that 5G is not really intended for mobile use.
     
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    Its prep for 6g...once 3g is shut down..better frequencies will be available

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    TheForce Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Master Supporting Founder Pub Member / Supporter

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    In the famous words of Kevin Costner's grandfather, played by Burt Lancaster in Field of Dreams: "If you build it they will come."
     
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    The 5G radio chips are "cheap" to put in the new phones. Even without 5G infrastructure everywhere, plenty of phones will have 5G radios.
     
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    They will all have 5G in the next 2 years. Those that don't will die like a Blackberry.
     
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    harshness SatelliteGuys Master

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    Since there is only one or two phones that have them, don't you suppose that might be a bit premature?
     
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    harshness SatelliteGuys Master

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    ... or take the Apple approach and assure the faithful that they didn't really want it anyway.
     
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    Today, but with Qualcomm's new chips, that shouldn't be a problem.

    More of a problem is the shunning of Huawei and ZTE's 5G infrastructure hardware by countries. Japan bans Huawei and ZTE 5G networking hardware; will Canada be next?
     
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    I’d say it’d be a problem if they WERE NOT shunned.


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    harshness SatelliteGuys Master

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    Your statement sounded like a projection based on numbers, not a simple reasoning.
    This is networking gear and has little to do with phones, tablets or IoT stuff. Pretty much anyone can understand why you wouldn't want a router or smart switch from a country with a overwhelmingly negative interest in personal privacy and a relatively long track record of corporate espionage. Meanwhile back on the security front, nobody has given Cisco the hard line they deserve for their sloppy software (security and attack vulnerabilities) so it may appear prejudicial.
     

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