5G phones and networks are here, but the features and effects are unclear

A cell tower is pictured in rural Ontario on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

TORONTO — Amid much fanfare, Canada’s Big 3 telecom companies introduced fifth-generation networks in major cities earlier this year and a few smartphones with 5G capabilities are now available for sale.

Yet after years of promises about next-generation wireless powering self-driving cars and robotic surgery, it’s still unclear exactly what the newly launched networks are currently able to do.

The short answer, experts say, is that it will take years to understand the true potential of 5G.

Read more at: https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/5g-phones-and-networks-are-here-but-the-features-and-effects-are-unclear-1.5039531

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