Headline, January 14 2019/ '' ' 4G -ROMANCING- 5G ' ''

'' ' 4G -ROMANCING- 5G ' ''

THE DEVELOPING WORLD - TOO, has set in motion its 'ice-cream flavored' romance with 5G    Say, Proud Pakistan.

Proud Pakistan, has begin dipping its toe, to test the waters, and try figure a way of going forward. Consumer pricing, would be no shrinking violet, and The World Students Society will be on the alert and watching students packages.

Like many other consumers, Kathryn Schipper, a lawyer in Seattle, doesn't have a landline. She relies on her smartphone for calls and videoconferencing, but reception is spotty.

So, she is excited about the arrival of 5G, the fifth-generation wireless network's that has been the subject of breathless speculation over the past few years.

The new cellular standard, carriers have  said, will reduce network congestion and pump out data so fast that smartphone users could download just about anything, in a flash.

Ms. Schipper said that ''5G seems like orders -of- magnitude improvement. I've also heard it's much more reliable, so that matters to me.''

Yet, the shift to 5G feels like a tech revolution happening in slow motion.

In 20199, AT&T and Verizon, the two largest American Carriers, lit up their 5G  networks in a small number of cities. Handset makers released only a handful phones compatible with the new standards.

The overwhelming majority of us saw no meaningful improvement to our cellular networks.


It all depends on where all you go. [Some countries still lack thorough 4G coverage.]

China is poised to have the largest 5G network in the world, and 5G is well underway in Japan and South Korea.

The European Union's goal is to release 5G in at least one major city in each member state this year, according to a study conducted for the European Commission.


YES. You will have to buy a new phone with a 5G modem to connect with the new network technologies.

Most current 5G - compatible phone are expensive; Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, for example, costs $ 1,300. But as the technology becomes more common in the next few years, prices should drop.


Carriers in the United States are still tinkering with pricing.

Verizon's earliest 5G plans charged an extra $10 a month for people with compatible smartphones to gain access to 5G. [It is currently waiving that fee as it builds out its 5G network] However, Ronan Dunne, a Verizon executive, said the carrier was planning different types of packages.

Some with access to both vanilla 5G and rocky road could be priced higher, while plans with only  vanilla 5G might be priced lower. [He declined to share specific prices].

''Here's plan which says that this plan comes with ultralow latency, and it's part of a movie and entertainment package,'' Mr. Dunne said. ''Because of this ability to separate components of the network, you can seen an evolution of a new type of pricing and plan model.''

AT&T's so - called unlimited extra plan, which includes 5G access, costs $75 a month for an individual line.
T-Mobile said access to its 5G network was available to its subscribers at no additional cost.


AT&T unfortunately, made 5G extra confusing for its customers. In late 2018, it rebranded parts of its existing 4G network as ''5GE.'' So AT&T customers with older 4G-compatible phones started seeing a ''5GE'' status icon on their screens.

For the sake of simplicity, let's ignore 5GE altogether. It's not real 5G. AT&T vanilla version of 5G  is branded 5G, and its rocky road version is labeled 5G Plus


The benefits will probably feel subtle and significant.

Lower latency is crucial to future mobile applications. It could make virtual reality work more smoothly - like if you were watching a virtual reality broadcast of a live sports game and wanted to look around the stadium.

Reduced lag may also improve gaming : If you were playing a shooting game with friends online, there would be less delay between button presses and your actions in the game.

A reduction in latency will also help internet-connected devices talk to one another immediately. That is why technologists are looking 5G deployment as a crucial step toward a world of autonomous cars.

If one car is 5G equipped and so is the other, they can tell each other when they are braking. Or if the vehicle is signalling to turn right, it can communicate the turn to cars behind it so they can slow down or switch lanes.

''You can see why that's not very relevant today, but very useful tomorrow,'' said Frank Gillett, a technology analyst for Forrester Research.

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