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Verizon struggles to gain 5G traction as early tests flop

It has been a bad week for 5G as rumors leak out that Verizon is struggling to sell its “5G Home” fixed broadband replacement service while an event in Hawaii billed as the first real world test for mobile 5G flopped dismally. These could be said to be teething troubles or little local difficulties, but still underline a wider sense that 5G is being misrepresented and rolled out too quickly, taking precedence over more pressing issues of coverage, price and consistency. We have been critical of 5G in the past, not about the underlying technologies, but the false premises and promises. It is more of a roadmap than a single “G”, comprising a range of technologies under the banners of…

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