Don’t look now but all those grandiose 5G claims of the past are now finally coming to fruition.
After years of hype, carrier 5G networks are here along with 5G-compatible phones like Pixel 5 and the iPhone 12.
Why is this important? Well, two years ago CNET held a massive speed test of 5G networks around the world from London to Sydney. While the speeds were high, the range was generally limited and coverage spotty. Or sometimes this test brought in just the opposite results: modest speeds with wider coverage.
In other words, 5G wasn’t yet in sync. Early generation 5G phones existed but there were many compatibility and other issues.
What’s different in 2021 is that 5G has matured as exemplified by 5G-specific phones that have become conduits of all the excitement of 5G architecture – from incredible speeds to near zero latency.
Of course, even with 5G’s advances over the past two years, there is still much more to come. A landmark 5G economy study found that 5G’s full economic effect will not likely be realized across the globe until 2035, and supporting a wide range of industries and potentially enabling up to $13.2 trillion worth of goods and services.
This impact is much greater than previous network generations. The development requirements of the new 5G network are also expanding beyond the traditional mobile networking players to industries such as the automotive industry.
The study also revealed that the 5G value chain (including OEMs, operators, content creators, app developers and consumers) could alone support up to 22.3 million jobs, or more than one job for every person in Beijing, China.
And there are many emerging and new applications that will still be defined in the future.
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