Several providers have ‘announced’ launches of 5G service later this year. 5G will be a game changer in terms of speed, latency and capacity, but to achieve these benefits there are many complicated variables that must be addressed before a true 5G offering can be introduced.
The introduction of 5G will be very complex. Industry standards must be agreed upon, all new hot spots must be deployed by providers, compatible devices must be designed and manufactured. And since the capacity of 5G is so much higher than 4G, major infrastructure changes will needed as well.