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Where is the 5G We Were Promised?

02/08/2021 6:03 PM

Simplistically speaking, 5G has been in Europe for a while, now.

It is comming, so ''they'' tell us, to the U.S. soon.

Why is it in Europe, but not in the U.S., yet? Is there going to be two different varieties of 5G?

We got the Internet first. We got Google first. We got Facebook first. Et cetera.

Why/how did we not get 5G first, too?

Is ours going to be a ''proto-5G''?, or a ''5G+'' ?

What caused the delay?

We're old enough. We can handle it. What's taking so long?

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Re: Where is the 5G we were promised?

02/08/2021 11:52 PM

Mostly in the big cities....

..."There are actually two 5G networks at play, however — one that covers nearly 5,000 cities and 200 million Americans, and a millimeter-wave network that’s only available in parts of six major cities...."

...." Band 71 — its 600MHz spectrum for nationwide coverage because it’s more effective at penetrating buildings and covering long distances. The mmWave technology as mentioned above can’t reach as far, but it’s a faster option than Band 71."...

https://www.androidauthority.com/where-is-5g-available-in-the-us-1140484/

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02/09/2021 1:52 PM

Thankyou for realizing that there were substantial, worthwhile, questions mixediin with a little of my silliness. GA from me.

I can't see how the CR4 readership would not appreciate even more relevant details being provided?...

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02/09/2021 3:27 PM

Well it's pretty much another bait and switch thing, we were led to believe that we would all be getting the mm wave technology thing, but what we got was just a little bit faster bandwidth mostly enabled by fiber optic lines, and that is mostly so everybody could track your every move online while we're watching HD content on the YouTube, and buying toilet paper from Amazon and surveilling the neighbors with our ring doorbells...Essentially they are seeking control, and convincing us to pay for it...

https://www.webfx.com/blog/internet/what-are-data-brokers-and-what-is-your-data-worth-infographic/

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02/09/2021 3:42 PM

I'm not very interesting when tracking my cell phone use . . .

I charge it once a week whether it needs it or not.

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02/10/2021 12:27 AM

Really good that some of you can get 5G but pity the poor bushie in OZ where we couldn't get 3g reliably and the improvements promised in the 4G rollout didn't happen to improve the dropouts and black spots. Now 5G will be better we are told, no maybe that should be batter as in something fishy!

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02/10/2021 5:12 AM

Hello Stef, I suspect that the technical problem that no-one here is talking about is that the higher frequency involved (to provide bandwidth/speed) means a reduction in transmitter coverage.

4G doesn't reach as far as 3G could, so these higher speeds will only be available in the built up areas and us in the scrub will merely get what is commercially viable for the providers.

I truly hope that I'm wrong in that supposition, but let them prove me wrong by rolling it out to South Burnett, Dubbo, Walget and Wilcannia.

(For those in the US and UK, these are areas of regional Australia in decreasing population density.)

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02/10/2021 1:37 PM

I guess you Aussies will have to wait for Elon's 'sparkly bit's in the sky' service....

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-05/elon-musk-spacex-starlink-step-toward-internet-in-australia/11934158

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02/10/2021 3:08 AM

Maybe it is because up until a few weeks ago the same people that ran the government also believed in pushing theories like these...

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7506181/

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02/10/2021 4:08 PM

Please provide a first person example where the previous administration 'pushed' those 'theories' you refer to. I don't want to see some YouTube video where some hack says that someone said something.

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02/10/2021 4:40 PM

BSR, I really dont have time to search twitter archives but I am sure the mango moron said something stupid about 5g. I mean he hardly missed a beat when it came to spouting ridiculous consiracy theories.

I call it a safe bet anyway. LoL

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02/10/2021 4:44 PM

So unsubstantiated accusations are O.K. if you don't like the accused?

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02/10/2021 6:08 PM

That is not what i said now is it? LoL

I am making a prognostication as to the likelyhood of finding such a remark. Not stating as a fact that such a remark was made.

Just playin the odds since windmills cause cancer ya know......

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02/10/2021 10:03 PM

Fake news ....you're brainwashed

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02/10/2021 4:17 AM

All down to return on investment and % share.

Advertise availability as 95% - but that is per head of population, so the 5% who don't get coverage are in the 75+% of land area which is not in the cities or big towns.

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02/10/2021 5:39 AM

Undefined: <...we...>.

Very impressive ranting skills, though.

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02/10/2021 10:05 AM

Just a Guess....

https://youtu.be/TDilW50jf50

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02/10/2021 12:31 PM

Could it be the regulatory structure in the EU actually encourages innovation over rent seeking?

US carriers, as well as many other entrenched industries, spend much of their innovation budgets on lobbying, cost cutting, and finding new ways to extract more in fees (aka. rent seeking) from their US customers without spending to provide more or better service. The promises of 5G have largely been marketing attempts to win over their competitors' customers and only have to be met when customers begin to call the bluff.

My impression is regulators in the EU are more active in pursuing consumers' best interests than they are in the US.

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02/10/2021 2:26 PM

Oh you dirty dog, how dare you put the blame on greedy corporations.

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02/10/2021 3:51 PM

Greedy corporations + apathetic public = crappy but outrageously expensive media services.... The Truth is, they just don't have that much to offer....Everything should be 4K by now...not just commercials...The West coast elite movie makers are all so busy touting their sustainable lifestyle and vegan diet recipe's while hiding in their multi-million dollar mansions from the plague, that new Hollywood content has trickled down to a mere drip...

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02/10/2021 4:10 PM

Hollywood content is an oxymoron.

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02/15/2021 6:41 PM

Someone on this site actually thinks that Hollywood is good for something? Can I get another OT to make it official?

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02/22/2021 4:05 PM

(Hollywood) IS the content...

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02/11/2021 12:37 PM

Woof.

Just stating where the incentives are, and why in some areas US industries' technology offerings seem to be stagnant. Sometimes what we call greed is also rational economic behavior. In the US lobbying government for some advantage is often low risk and pays off quickly and significantly compared to actually innovating in the market place.

I recently saw an interesting documentary with Kal Pen about economics and rent seeking, which is a real term in economics. It's not healthy for an economy in the long term.

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02/11/2021 12:59 PM

So very true. Rent seeking is just as damaging to the economy as approval seeking is to society. Another symptom of the decay of American exceptionalism.

In the past, what made us exceptional is we would do the right thing regardless of what it cost us. Obviously you don't make a lot of billionaires that way. But then in the Original America creating billionaires was not the goal. Creating an advanced, fair, rational, human society that worked for the good of all not just the wealth, such were the founders intents. I doubt George and Thom would even recognise the circus currently in town, but Ben would, and he'd be saying "I told you so."

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02/11/2021 1:48 PM

'Zackly. GA raised to whatever power.

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02/12/2021 4:49 AM

1N=1, for all N, though...

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02/12/2021 12:35 PM

To be classified as a good answer, it has to be at least 2, therefore (2+n)N

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02/12/2021 1:01 PM

2^n ≥ n² 1∞ And then Satan said, "Lets put the alphabet in math!"

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02/19/2021 5:33 PM

In reference to the original post #27,

that's true on the traditonal number scale, but

it was a rhetorical statement, which thus must

be re-considered on a rhetorical number scale,

such as: 1 bazillionth > a megazillion , or so,

roughly speaking, that is ...

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02/10/2021 5:20 PM

FYI, for the purpose of comparison:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5G

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02/11/2021 6:38 PM

I have 5G in my flying car

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02/15/2021 5:20 PM

Well, that takes care of much of ''the what'', but it could still use more of ''the why'' and ''the when''...

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