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5G

Discussion in 'Networking and Wireless' started by amusicsite, 20 Jun 2018.

  1. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

    Location:
    UK
  2. BoforsGun

    BoforsGun Über Geek

    Location:
    UK
    This could be great. Once decent coverage of country. If you don't need to be tied to a traditional broadband provided coming through your phone line. You no longer have it linked to your address, so no more connection or reconnection fees.
     
  3. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

    Location:
    UK
    Give it a few years and we will be getting internet from space, anywhere you like on the planet :)
     
  4. classic33

    classic33 Über Geek

    We've a O2 5G Lite mast a little over 200 yards away.

    Plays hell with the tv signal, if you're on the wrong side of it, or within a 100 yards.
     
  5. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

    Location:
    UK
    So 5G networks and phones are now here... Well a few networks and a few phones anyway.

    So the typical buzz has started. This will change the world. Super fast downloads for all. Everything connected everywhere. AI and AR will take off with it. Bla de bla...

    Or are they right? To me it's just like any other roll out. The first users will be amazed at how fast it is. Once 10 million people are connected it will be at best slightly better than before. If I understand it right, it's great if you have line of sight with the tower and works well with lots of people using one tower. Don't travel well through walls and will mainly be used in places where there are lots of people. I guess large music festivals, sports arenas and the like will benefit. I can't see it having much impact on your typical day to day life, unless you spend most of the time in heavily congested areas with poor networks.

    Or am I missing something?