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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 2018-03-20, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Super-fast, next-generation 5G wireless

Super-fast, next-generation 5G wireless to get $200M research boost from governments

As mentioned in the video, 5G will only have a range of about 300M. That means a LOT of cell sites.

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....like I'm sure we'll have them ACROSS Canada.....but at what price?

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Given there are still large stretches of the country without any cell service... It's certainly doable in cities and along major highways, but I doubt we'd see it in many other areas, at least not for a long time. First, we need devices that support it. There aren't any yet.

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It sounds like 5G will be useful for very high density locations where 4G gets overloaded. Think stadiums, arenas, parks, convention centers, campuses and large meeting halls. It will be next to useless in most places unless femtocells became widespread or common in consumer devices. It will probably be using frequency band above 5GHz, such as 28GHz. That would explain the short range and those signals do not penetrate building structures or walls. Regulators may even be clawing back part of satellite C-band for 5G.
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C band is 4 - 8 GHz. 5G will use something in the range of 26 - 60 GHz.

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Probably going to be used for autonomous vehicle infrastructures too.
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