2019 Facts: ~200 Mbps, ~30 ms latency, few new apps or uses

Gigabits of speed and 1 ms latency are fantasies outside of research labs. 100-500 Mbps typical Based on dozens of reports and 10’s of thousands of tests. Occasionally higher or lower but max speeds are exceptions. Verizon mmWave does better. 30 milliseconds latency Verizon. More tests. 30 ms compares with ~40 ms on 4G LTE … Read more2019 Facts: ~200 Mbps, ~30 ms latency, few new apps or uses

11 Way to think differently and make more money in the 5G Era

New wireless systems have much more capacity; Verizon estimates ten times as much. In much of the market, a carrier will have more bandwidth than current applications require. Many offerings impractical a few years ago now make sense. You can offer more, win customers, and reduce churn. For example:

  • Better video quality. 480p video is not enough for your best customers. Premium smartphones are competing for the best screen and rapidly upgrading quality.
  • Fixed wireless to homes. Goldman Sachs estimates Verizon will profitably add 8 million profitable fixed wireless homes by 2023. Over 2 million Japanese are finding fixed wireless more convenient even where fibre to the home is a choice.

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8 facts you need to know about 5G deployments

People want to buy. 500,000 Koreans bought phones in the first two months. Hans Vestberg of Verizon has “tens of thousands” of orders.

5G systems have a very low cost per bit. CEO Hans Vestberg believes Verizon costs are down 90% with the latest equipment. That allows you to give your customers more: full resolution video, “unlimited” plans that don’t hit a limit at 22 gigabytes, reliable service even in train stations and stadia …

Building 5G systems costs much less than many expected. Verizon actually has cut capital spending. Deutsche Telekom, Orange/France Telecom, AT&T, and Telefonica have all said the capital spending will be flat or even down.

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