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5G Is Coming This Year. Here’s What You Need to Know.

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Super handy breakdown of what the shift to 5G will mean for us, from The New York Times.

In 2019, a big technology shift will finally begin. It’s a once-in-a-decade upgrade to our wireless systems that will start reaching mobile phone users in a matter of months.

But this is not just about faster smartphones. The transition to new fifth-generation cellular networks — known as 5G for short — will also affect many other kinds of devices, including industrial robots, security cameras, drones and cars that send traffic data to one another. This new era will leap ahead of current wireless technology, known as 4G, by offering mobile internet speeds that will let people download entire movies within seconds and most likely bring big changes to video games, sports and shopping.

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1 Comment

  1. A Tmobile rep said that 5G would probably take a year and a half because there would be bugs and changes.

    Part of the problem is phones need new chips for the frequencies.

    https://www.droid-life.com/2018/12/06/5g-is-really-starting-to-sound-awful/

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