Reply to post: What does 5G and 8K TV have in common?

Look at me! Phone industry contracts nasty case of 5g-itis

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Meh

What does 5G and 8K TV have in common?

They're both solutions in search of a problem to solve.

I have a difficult time believing that carriers are going to sell this to John Q. Public when faster data will just more clearly demonstrate the "unlimited" data plan and data caps cost to the end-user.

The carriers need this because they dread the prospect of having to compete with each other on BW cost pricing, but hopefully that's exactly what will occur - until industry consolidation occurs at which point there will be one carrier left which will result in a monopoly and no competition to control prices.

I have a difficult time believing that mobile users require this high speed - for what? For updating facecrook pages, twitt messages, sending pics/video?

I just don't see a killer app that needs this?

Perhaps someone can clue me in?

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