- Reuters/Steve Marcus
Conversations about wireless carriers’ race toward 5G are ubiquitous. But the focus on the blazing speeds 5G is expected to eventually offer to mobile customers may be misplaced. Instead, the biggest impact of the technology may be delivering broadband within the home.
5G is the fifth – and next – generation of wireless technology. It’s expected to deliver faster speed than the current 4G LTE standard. But analysts in the industry urge caution in overplaying the initial improvements from a mobile perspective.
“It becomes a marketing opportunity to deliver 5G,” Michael Rollins, a telecom analyst at Citi, told Business Insider. “We expect the first mobile 5G deployment to look and feel a lot like 4G LTE, while there is a perception issue that 5G can be meaningfully faster.”
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