5G is here! Well, it’s almost here
Jan 14, 2019

5G is here! Well, it’s almost here

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If you ask the major U.S. telecom companies, they'll tell you the next generation of mobile wireless technology, 5G, has arrived. But things are a little messy right now. Carriers still might mean different things when they say "5G." There aren't any 5G phones that operate on 5G mobile networks. And when there are, how much is the service going to cost? The big carriers are plowing ahead because they'll make a ton of money with business opportunities far beyond just our talk, text and data plans. Molly Wood talks about the promise of 5G with Nicki Palmer, chief network officer at Verizon.

Today's show is sponsored by Pitney Bowes and Indeed.

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5G is here! Well, it's almost here

Jan 14, 2019
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Visitors walk past a 5G logo during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
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If you ask the major U.S. telecom companies, they’ll tell you the next generation of mobile wireless technology, 5G, has arrived. But things are a little messy right now. Carriers still might mean different things when they say “5G.” There aren’t any 5G phones that operate on 5G mobile networks. And when there are, how much is the service going to cost? The big carriers are plowing ahead because they’ll make a ton of money with business opportunities far beyond just our talk, text and data plans. Molly Wood talks about the promise of 5G with Nicki Palmer, chief network officer at Verizon.

Today’s show is sponsored by Pitney Bowes and Indeed.

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