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You heard it here first – most benefits of 5G on the distant horizon

Just a reminder that you heard it here on Faultline first, when last year we wrote an article entitled, “Why 5G can never happen.” In that article, we didn’t actually say it couldn’t happen, but more that the use of millimeter wave spectrum would take much longer than all the talk about 5G suggested, and that most operators would never be able to afford to exploit it. The tone was that by the time we have widespread use of millimeter wave, there will be a lot less operators around. Now a second grouping have come out with similar comments at Mobile World Congress, particularly SK Telecom of Korea, which has gone cold on the idea of millimeter wave 5G spectrum.…

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