On April 12, 2019, President Donald Trump spoke out about 5G deployment in the United States with the FCC
The president said that 92 markets of 5G will be ready by the end of 2019. Trump has explained that we will be outpacing South Korea, Stating that South Korea will have 48 markets live by the end of 2019.
Recent information has estimated that 275 billion dollars have been invested in the 5G network. This has created 3 million American jobs and also added $500 billion to our economy.
AT&T just added seven new cities to the 5g rollout. You can now find it in parts of Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose. AT&T is now available in 19 cities. So far AT&T only offers one 5G device, the Netgear Nighthawk 5G mobile WiFi hotspot. It will offer later in the Spring the Samsung’s new Galaxy S10 5G and most likely another Samsung phone later this year.
NO, the rumor going around is upsetting all those iPhone lovers. We won’t be seeing a 5g iPhone until 2021. At least other 5g phones will still be coming out with other manufacturers. That claim comes from a source “with knowledge of the situation” speaking to Fast Company. The source says that Intel has been missing deadlines for the development of its XMM 8160 5G modem, supposedly destined for the 2020 iPhone. Missing those deadlines could mean Intel won’t be in a position to deliver the modem in the quantity Apple needs in time for the September 2020 launch of the new iPhone.
Verizon recently activated the 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis on Wednesday. The 5G network should be much faster and the way we use our smartphones should be greatly improved. But some early testing from Cnet and The Verge in Chicago suggest it has not had greatest results.
Cnet has wrote a article explaining the early testing of the 5G network with the Motorola Moto Z3 will require a $200 5G accessory to allow access to the 5G network.
CNet Article “Even carefully positioned a few feet away from the 5G node, the large on-screen icon exclaiming Verizon’s 5G network toggled back and forth from 4G to 5G,” CNET said. “After two hours, we had run maybe one clean Speedtest.net app side by side with the Galaxy S10 Plus.” Samsung’s phone is a 4G LTE device. “
The Verge said “coverage is so extremely sparse that, for right now, I’d caution anyone against buying the 5G Moto Mod and paying Verizon an extra $10 every month to receive 5G,” even though it found “blazing fast data speeds.”
Verizon explained to CNBC why the network might have dropped in and out, but cautioned it did not know where the news outlets tested its network.
Verizon has finally unleashed 5G to Minneapolis and Chicago on Wednesday the 3rd of April 2019. The planned launch date was not till April 11th.
With the 5G service now available in these areas, the only cell phones that are able to work with the 5G service is the Motorola’s Moto z3, This phone will require the expansion clip on that allows the phone to support the 5G service. Verizon has explained that they are going to start releasing other 5G phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G during the first half of the 2019 year.
The 5G service will be offering upwards of 1 Gbps of throughput speeds. But with the currently released 5G being in the early stages, the new 5G cell phones you will be expected to see 450 Mbps and extremely low latency below 30 milliseconds. Verizon is going to be expanding and continuing to work with there engineers to get the network upgraded and increase overall performance.
So far gigabit-class speeds have not been seen. Now AT&T, is moving towards that goal. The provider will be the first US telecom to top 1Gbps on a mobile 5G network, achieving the feat in “multiple cities” using Netgear’s 5G hotspot. However, AT&T’s 5G is only available in certain areas in some cities, and now you need an invitation to buy the Netgear hotspot.
The manufacture Samsung prepared to announce the first 5G Smartphones, Samsung said the early prototypes looked thick and carried of high pricing. Samsung recently released specs that the Galaxy S10 5G phone will be 7.94 Millimeters thick. Last month Samsung announced they will also be offering the Galaxy Fold, this was demonstrating that not all 5G phone would be thick. Pricing on these Phones could be around $1,500.00 or even more for these 5G smartphones.
5G is big news in 2019, but since it is still in its infancy, there are lots of questions about how it will impact users once it’s more widespread. Security and privacy are top concerns for many experts, and while 5G networks themselves are likely even more secure than older generation networks, the influx of 5G-connected devices that we may see in the coming years means there will simply be far more devices for hackers to potentially exploit.
As researcher Sasa Radomirovic, senior lecturer in information security at the University of Dundee in the U.K, says, “For each 5G equipped thing, there will be the possibility that an attacker or manufacturer abuses it to invade your privacy.”
This week there was a new update for AT&T iPhone users for iOS 12.2. Sadly downloading the iOS 12.2 doesn’t mean that your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XR, XS or XS Max just became a 5G phone. The new update, gives the phones features including Apple News+, new Animoji and support for the new AirPods. It does not, bring 5G.
We have heard about other carriers with there 5g plans and now the fifth largest carrier is coming out with plans. U.S. Cellular, plans to launch 5G services in places this year, which may be aimed at benefiting rural customers. The carrier is taking a different strategy and will focus on using low frequencies like 600MHz, 800MHz, AWS (1700/2100MHz), and PCS (1900MHz) bands.