5G is on its way, is something that we have heard many times before. Thankfully, this is not just wishful thinking anymore, but it is a reality. It is expected that by 2019 many carriers around the world will be launching it. However, that is still months away and the only thing that can quench our thirst the demos that we can see. So far, those demos haven’t been that compelling. Verizon and AT&T, at the Qualcomm Tech Summit this week, have demonstrated their newest additions, the 5g. While they weren’t something that we expected, we have to keep in mind that they are only demos and the full product isn’t here yet.
The demos in the display have been quite limited, and this is what they have shown so far:
A development platform Samsung smartphone has streamed a video with a 4K quality from a Verizon 5G tower. The final version of Verizon 5G Moto Mod which is made for the Moto Z3 has shown how it can download TV episodes, 4K movies while showing how long it would take to download them.
These are just some examples shown, but they have left a lot to be desired. The towers that have provided internet access have been connected to less backhaul when compared to a typical tower, and how much backhaul it would have. When you add up issues like this, you can see why many carriers don’t rush into showing the 5G. However, despite these issues, the future is 5G, and it will be something that will make our everyday lives a lot easier, and the best part about it is that it’s only a few months away.