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5G Hype
Source: https://www.thestar.com/news/atkinsonseries/2021/01/13/smart-city-megaprojects-get-a-lot-of-hype-so-why-do-so-many-turn-out-to-be-expensive-disappointments.html By John Lorinc Atkinson Fellow Wed., Jan. 13, 2021 A languishing brownfield site. A developer’s visions of castles in the sky. Corporate partnerships to build cutting-edge smart city infrastructure. And the promise of luring tech giants prepared to invest billions. The hype could have easily described Sidewalk Labs’ now aborted Toronto venture, but this story...
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Source: https://tinyurl.com/ydydemst 5G was supposed to be a revolution. So far in 2020, it’s not even been a great evolution. December 15, 2020 By Vlad-Gabriel Anghel, DCPRO We are reaching the end of 2020, a tumultuous year that saw us realign our priorities, re-imagine our surroundings and adapt to a new way of living – at...
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Source: https://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/business/koreans-unhappy-5g-performance-2020-11/ By David Manners, 9th November 2020 “As many as 562,656 people have switched from 5G to LTE,” says a member of Korea’s National Assembly, Hong Jung-min, who sits on the country’s Science, ICT, Broadcasting and Communications Committee. That represents about 6.5% of total 5G subscribers at SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – the three Korean...
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Source: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/06/5g-wireless-challenges-white-house-434533 U.S. carriers don’t have the right airwaves or network architecture for widespread 5G use just yet. By JOHN HENDEL 11/06/2020 09:00 AM EST The buzz about super-fast 5G wireless service has been building in the U.S. for years. The next White House now stands poised to deliver — at a time when U.S. rivals...
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Source: https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/voa-news-china/chinese-5g-not-living-its-hype By John Xie October 10, 2020 Mounted on rooftops, utility poles and streetlights throughout China since last year are hundreds of thousands of high-tech wireless towers for 5G, a powerful sign of the country’s ambition to lead in new technology. Yet many of them are operational for only half the day. China Unicom, one...
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Source: https://www.verdict.co.uk/3gpp-5g-covid-standards/ The body responsible for developing the standards governing 5G technology has signaled that its inability to meet in person is causing a slowdown in developing new technical standards. The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) announced on 21 September that it is expecting a delay in 5G standards of a minimum six months –...
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Photo by Krzysztof Niewolny on Unsplash BRUSSELS—Europe’s deployment of 5G cellular-communications networks is alarmingly slow, says a lobbying group of the Continent’s biggest companies, warning that Europe is far behind other regions despite being home to two of the world’s top telecommunications companies. https://www.wsj.com/articles/europe-is-falling-behind-on-5g-rollout-top-companies-warn-11600408801?mod=e2tw Slow 5G rollout a risk to Europe’s supply chains, warn industrialists https://www.ft.com/content/6ce2a89c-7b54-4929-8a2f-09ac8e967147
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Source: https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/afriforum-submits-commentary-against-proposed-5g-policy-2020-09-01 1ST SEPTEMBER 2020 BY: NATASHA ODENDAALCREAMER MEDIA SENIOR DEPUTY EDITOR The civil rights organisation AfriForum has raised its concerns that the Draft Policy and Policy Direction on Rapid Deployment of Electronic Communication Networks and Facilities, or fifth-generation (5G) policy, will violate property rights and pose specific safety risks to landowners. In a written response to the...
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Our August 2020 Newsletter is available at: https://mailchi.mp/ff9ebd1e0823/emfsa-news  We appreciate you taking the time to read our newsletter. The EMFSA Team
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Mon, Aug 24, 2020 A majority of Taiwanese are not inclined to switch to 5G service within the next six months, as most of them are waiting for the cost to drop, an online poll released on Thursday by 1111 Job Bank (111人力銀行) showed. The nation’s three major telecoms have launched 5G services over the...
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