Four years into 5G’s evolution, the technology’s rollout has been marred by poor coverage, poor speeds, and a lack of unique and compelling 5G applications for both consumers and enterprises. After years of carriers overpromising and under-delivering, many consumers today see 5G as merely a faster version of 4G. In fact, some customers even regard it as an inferior technology. One of the biggest problems industrywide has been that carriers overmarketed 5G to convince users to upgrade to new plans and devices, yet without delivering many of the applications and services that would have made upgrading truly worthwhile.
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Table Of Contents
- Early 5G Deployments
- The $81 Billion C-Band Auction Of 2020-21
- Standalone And True 5G
- A 5G Success Story: Fixed Wireless Access
- A Nascent 5G Success Story: Private 5G
- Is 5G Bad Overall?
- Where Do We Go From Here?
- Reliance Jio