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Offline AndrewC

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5G News
« on: December 21, 2018, 05:54 »
In addition to the Korean Service Providers going live with their token 5G networks on 1st Dec, AT&T goes live today with 5G!

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AT&T today announced that it has launched its first mobile 5G service in parts of 12 cities across the United States
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5G connectivity has rolled out in Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Houston, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Jacksonville, Florida; Louisville, Kentucky; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; New Orleans, Louisiana; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Antonio, Texas; and Waco, Texas.

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Among the first consumer purchasable 5G device - NETGEAR’s Nighthawk® 5G Mobile Hotspot featuring QCOM’s X50 5G NR chip.

https://blog.netgear.com/blog/netgear-nighthawk-5g-mobile-hotspot-worlds-first-standards-based-millimeter-wave-mobile-5g-device/

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Re: 5G News
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 20:56 »
https://www.wsj.com/articles/beware-the-5g-hype-wireless-rivals-fuel-confusion-11547054186

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Beware the 5G Hype: Wireless Rivals Fuel Confusion

AT&T, Verizon put their own spin on wireless standards to appear cutting-edge; some decry fake 5G

What’s 5G wireless service? On this, companies can agree: It’s what comes after 4G.
Asking for a more specific definition of the wireless industry’s brand new thing invites controversy. U.S. telecom companies have started slapping the 5G label on a smorgasbord of technologies, sowing confusion in an industry not known for its simplicity.

AT&T Inc. T -2.18% gained attention in recent days for putting “5GE” labels atop some customers’ Android smartphone screens. The E stands for “evolution,” a sign of the added bandwidth those phones can access as the company lays the groundwork for full-fledged 5G service.

AT&T finance chief John Stephens said the designation is appropriate because the company is upgrading cell towers with new equipment that will immediately improve wireless service quality. Those costly installations will eventually support full 5G service when the company updates antenna systems with newer software, a relatively inexpensive improvement.



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Re: 5G News
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 07:36 »
Sounds like Singapore’s 5G spectrum auction is only next year (2020)?!  ::)
(Buy a 5G Mobile handset in 2019 at your own peril ;D)

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PS: Interesting that he names the Five-Eyes for “consultations”.
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Re: 5G News
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 07:45 »
Haha...so funny that the anchor lady persistently focused on the "Huawei security threat" and what's Singapore stance on this. Clearly we do not have an answer for that.  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: 5G News
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2019, 20:18 »
This is interesting news. Especially for self-driving cars this might have faster and more accurate performances when it comes to automatic braking for example. The current 4G network which is active in most countries doesn't provide technical support for very high and instant anticipation. If interested, this might be a good read: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45048264

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Re: 5G News
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 13:38 »
This one's probably a lot more informative (rather than PAP techno babble from a Economics guy ;D)

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ps: Self-Driven cars won't depend on 5G to make braking decisions!! That'll be done autonomously within the car (like how Tesla's work currently). The 5G connection will mostly be for Traffic & Telemetry.
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