Since returning from MWC 2019 I've had some time to reflect upon the main 5G ideas, use cases and technology I saw out there. I know many of you are interested in 5G and if you've not yet seen it, you can check out our plans to launch 5G in 2019 and beyond, right here.
So here's some of the different ideas, concepts and use cases I saw...
KT & dal.komm
Huawei & China Mobile
After seeing some of the potential use cases that were shown at MWC, I want to ask you some important questions...
➜ What does 5G mean to you?
➜ What is your expectation of 5G?
➜ How do you see 5G transforming consumerism, retail, transportation and other industry?
I think 5G could be used as an effective alternative to fixed/static broadband especially students/business people. Although whilst I don't put gaming in high regard I can see the benefits from a technical point of view. Reduced ping isn't necessarily a factor in improving gaming performance.
The future of computing and information usage has always been about getting the same thing done, quicker using comparatively less energy to do so.
5G technology as exciting as it is will be a long time coming for anybody who lives outside an urban area, which I do at the moment and even though 4G is pretty much a good service here it took long enough even though I had a 4G SIM for around a year leaving only places like Glasgow and Edinburgh as good places for picking it up.
If it came down to choice at the moment, I would await a 5G Samsung S10 or LG possibly although I am finding they aren't as reliable.
I just hope that with the bands available and new handsets emerging and any fixed data devices o2 can actually rollout the the rural data revolution that 3G and 4g have lacked with the ultra low pings etc.
Some of us rural customers are lucky enough to live close to a Fiber to the cabinet box and get good speeds and low pings . But those that are reliant on satellite or distributed Wi-Fi with lower speeds and high latency will benefit the most from 5g.
M2M i guess will see a big step change etc
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