What we ALL should be doing is tweeting, posting, calling, and screaming for everyone to NOT buy a 5G device.
The only way to help stop this madness is not buy the devices they run on.
If they are not being bought and used the concept fails. Corporations only understand the bottom line.
Also, bombard Tim Cook (Apple) and other tech leaders CIOs to NOT carry or manufacture 5G devices as a conscientious corporate good environmental policy by email, Twitter, any public platform.
Comment on youtube videos and share your condition and the science that shows 5G is so terrible for everything biological. All living beings including bees, birds, plants, trees and food...
How is 5G really doing? The answer, it seems, is complicated.
As a marketing concept, the next-generation wireless standard remains hot. The past week has borne that out. A federal judge on Tuesday issued a surprise ruling (https://www.wsj.com/articles/judge-approves-merger-of-t-mobile-and-sprint- 11581427244) that cleared the way for the long-pending merger of wireless carriers T-Mobile(TMUS) and Sprint (S), citing the "promises" of 5G among the reasons underpinning his decision. Later the same day, Samsung(005930.SE) introduced its three new Galaxy flagship phones (https://www.wsj.com/articles/samsung-unveils-new-lineup-of-smartphones-11581447601) for the year--all of which will run on 5G networks.
Other preparations haven't been quite so smooth. The most recent earnings season contained a few reports suggesting that 5G network expansion projects might be slowing as carriers wait for consumers to show more interest. Chip makers Xilinx(XLNX) and Cree, which supply components used in 5G networking gear, cited delays in 5G rollouts (https:// www.wsj.com/articles/superfast-5g-rollout-hits-slow-patch-some-equipment-suppliers-say-11581676202?emailToken= c211e38aaf3352f0c6ebb9912eec5155Z1CotGxqguxRAXLrToxkiNRlyvWuKcjk1dExELYGxdTpGM4B4YIrG/Ll93IzHhalA RHhAhxkYvfBpN4hokEX4hT6X0gHNWHL2BmmHIbQBuUOxDoQrbr4FJsPySs/PWh&reflink=article_copyURL_share) in their most recent quarterly calls. And Samsung, which makes both handsets as well as 5G network equipment, told investors on its own call that it expects its 5G business in South Korea to "shrink somewhat compared to last year."
That last revelation is sobering. South Korea was the first market to deploy 5G services (https://www.wsj.com/ articles/5g-is-here-starting-with-the-final-four-and-south-korea-11554333341) on a wide basis. Service launched in April 2019, but by year's end consumers already were complaining (https://www.wsj.com/articles/5g-underwhelms-in-its-first- big-test-11577788203) that it didn't live up to the hype. Part of the problem is that services marketed under the 5G label can vary widely in terms of speed (https://www.wsj.com/articles/5g-is-still-a-tough-call-11557229500) and availability. Some aren't much faster than existing 4G networks. And the fastest--including those using millimeter wave technology--currently are available only in certain dense urban areas due to their signal limitations.
Meanwhile, 5G devices remain expensive. Samsung's new 5G phones range in price from $999 to $1,399. The lowest of those would be the cheapest price seen in the U.S. for a 5G phone so far, but still a bundle for a product offering an unclear benefit. Samsung itself noted previously that smartphone prices creeping above the $1,000 range were "driving market resistance."
5G will see its biggest test this fall, when Apple (AAPL) Inc. is widely expected to launch its first 5G iPhones. Many assume this will spur adoption of the technology: Apple's (AAPL) share price has nearly doubled in the past 12 months in part based on hope for a 5G-driven "supercycle." But Apple's (AAPL) phones won't be cheap either given the cost of 5G chips and Apple's (AAPL) famous focus on maintaining industry-leading margins.
The onus will remain on carriers to get 5G services built out enough to attract consumers to invest in the phones. Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T) and T-Mobile all have broadcast aggressive plans in this vein for the year. Like its predecessors, 5G will one day be the default standard for all wireless devices. A growing number of companies and investors are counting on it happening sooner than later. That looks risky.
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