5G: Where Is It Right Now and Where Is It Headed?

 
Sprint already has launched their 5G service in parts of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Washington D.C., Phoenix, New York City, Los Angeles, and Kansas City (home of Sprint’s headquarters)

Sprint already has launched their 5G service in parts of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Washington D.C., Phoenix, New York City, Los Angeles, and Kansas City (home of Sprint’s headquarters)

5G is truly the next big thing in technology. It will transform and revolutionize the world. Downloading episodes of shows will require just seconds instead of minutes, as it will achieve gigabit downloading speed. This is all great and innovative; however, the big question for 5G is WHEN?

As of right now, Sprint and Verizon offer the next-generation 5G wireless service in parts of the U.S. British telecomunications company EE has 5G service in the U.K., and China Mobile has rolled out 5G in China. 5G is critical for national security, corparate security and e-commerce, and consumer technology applications.

There are some problems with 5G, however. It requires literally hundreds of thousands of ugly small cell towers. It also poses potential radiation problems.

You may ask, “When will 5G be available for everyone in the U.S.?” The answer is that it is hard to tell. T-Mobile is saying that it will be launched nationwide by 2024. Other telecommunication carriers are saying that it will take decades to develop and deploy 5G nationwide. Cognoscenti thinka full nationwide 5G rollout will be completed in the next few years. What do you think?