NEW YORK – Chinese manufacturers have installed about 5,000 private 5G networks and will add tens of thousands more this year as 5G broadband enables Fourth Industrial Revolution applications…
@TheAnonymouseJoker
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They are trying so hard to neuter China’s rise, they need to try harder ASAP. Now that Biden also acknowledged this, it is a matter of time before USA declines beyond point of hope. Their country is in shambles because of the very political façade that used to benefit them before.

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Yeah, the bigger context here is that China now produces something like 8-1 STEM graduates compared to US and controls majority of world’s high tech manufacturing. I expect China to outpace the west technologically within a decade.

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Yeah china is already ahead in this front

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Does anyone actually care about 5G?

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I never found evidence backing the claims that 5G is a pressing need for IoT or enterprise usage.

Instead, there’s a huge incentive for ISPs to replace wired broadband with 5G because the cabled infrastructure is the most expensive - especially in low density areas.

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IoT is made easier when sensors can be built with wireless pre-configured internet connections built in. 5G is not necessary at the present time, but it is being built to accommodate future network growth.

You’re right about ISPs trying to replace wired internet connections with wireless internet connections, though. This is a more expensive and lower quality service for customers, but far cheaper for the companies that don’t want to lay proper fiber connections.

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Direct endpoint consumers are not the only possible clients of 5G. 5G has applications in IoT and enterprise space, more than consumer space.

5G sold in smartphones may largely be a gimmick, and the point of plastering 5G everywhere is not necessarily to sell it to everyone, but to get the word out to everyone.

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5G is about 10x faster than 4G right now. The innovation is not that downloads will be 10x faster, it is that 10x more devices can be connected at 4G speeds.

You’ve probably heard of Internet of Things (IoT):

“The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the integration of people, processes and technology with connectable devices and sensors to enable remote monitoring, status, manipulation and evaluation of trends of such devices.” - Peter T. Lewis

IoT is likely to continue bringing more devices online, eventually the pace will exceed what the current infrastructure can support. Making these devices 5G compatible is a much simpler and more elegant solution than requiring Ethernet cables, or requiring manual configuration with local WiFi.

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Making these devices 5G compatible is a much simpler and more elegant solution

citation needed

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