What is 5G and when will it be available?

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What is 5G and when will it be available?

SuperLaura
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sailplane
This post was updated on .
There will be high band but also low band,

this article says t-mobile is already working on it operating in the 600mhz:
http://www.telecompetitor.com/t-mobile-5g-plans-dissent-from-rivals-understanding-mobile-5g-at-600-mhz/
and higher frequencies for faster speeds in as many places as they can install it.

Importantly, both AT&T and Verizon plan to use high-band spectrum for the fixed launches, which – in theory at least — should enable them to deliver more bits per hertz in comparison with what T-Mobile can achieve in the 600 MHz band. And that raises an interesting question: Which is the better evolutionary path to 5G – offering fixed service in frequencies capable of supporting higher bandwidth and then migrating to mobile service or, instead, offering mobile service in frequency bands that don’t support the highest bandwidth and then migrating to frequencies that do?
The industry will be watching closely for the answer as all three carriers move ahead with their 5G plans.
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InTuneATT
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The new routers being installed already have 5G
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Marc Martin
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> The new routers being installed already have 5G

Are you confusing 5G cellphone signals with 5 GHZ wi-fi signals?  

I agree, 5 GHZ wi-fi is common these days.  I don't think 5G cellphones are.

Marc
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weArethewires
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This is really scary, being an electrohypersensitive.  I'm from the US...   So, my understanding is that there is nowhere to escape once this is rolled out?  Can one live in a rural area and escape from it, or a house tucked away in a metro area.....is there an escape?  

If not, what countries will not have 5g?

Is there a meter for 5g?  Can I just surround myself with plants and be shielded that way?  Will those of us that are EMF sensitive have to forgo the internet altogether?  (Currently on cable with an ethernet connection)

So many questions, so few answers.  Thanks for starting a thread on 5g, because it is a concern for many of us. !
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Marc Martin
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There are many places in the USA that don't have cellphone coverage now.  I'm not sure that I'd want to live in any of those places (in the middle of nowhere), but they do exist.  And those places won't have 5G either.

But if you find ways to improve your situation, it's probably not going to be much of an issue.  I mean, I live in a city where 5G is being tested right now, and I haven't noticed anything worse than last year.

Marc
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weArethewires
Thanks! This is reassuring to know... I've been panicking. ...