back to article 5G about the whole network, not just speed, says Alca-Luminary

So in The Register's ongoing untangling of what 5G might mean, we spoke to Tod Sizer of Alcatel-Lucent. Sizer – Dr Theodore (Tod) Sizer – is Vice President of the Wireless Research Program in Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, and he told El Reg that 5G has to be about more than eye-opening press-dazzling showing off what vendors can …

  1. Andrew Ducker

    So, will 5G phones be able to use WiFi as a backbone for phone/SMS?

    Because I'm occasionally in a situation where I have a good internet connection, but no mobile signal, and there's no reason why my messages shouldn't get through...

  2. Robert E A Harvey

    Translation

    "not just speed" - we can't make it go quickly

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Translation

      They cab make it go extremely quickly. But, the faster the speed the more thd concentration of cells/access points required. Vendors would love to sell carriers vast amounts of network gear to put backhauled cells everywhere.

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