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Where's my 5G?

Nov 30, 2020
The reality right now is this: Superfast 5G exists, but it’s rare.
A Verizon store advertising 5G in New York City.
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Not everyone with a new iPhone 12 will get faster 5G connection

The fastest of the new 5G networks are still being built, meaning the infrastructure for these new iPhones is not completely there yet.
Apple pointed out that its new iPhones are compatible with millimeter wave 5G, at least in the U.S., but not everyone will have access to those networks yet.
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China charges forward into 5G wireless future, despite pandemic, weak economy

Oct 8, 2020
Compared to the rest of the world, the U.S. ranks dead last in 5G speeds.
People pass by a billboard in Beijing advertising Huawei's new 5G smartphones.
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Trump administration moves to adapt military airwaves for 5G networks

It's a plan to free up space for commercial 5G signals so they're less likely to get blocked.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the move is a “a key milestone in securing United States leadership in 5G.”
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Ready for 5G? Samsung's new flagship phones are equipped

Feb 18, 2020
The Galaxy S20 will be ready for next-generation wireless networks, which should improve later this year.
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Huawei's not banned in the UK, but it's not off the hook either

Jan 28, 2020
The UK decided not to follow U.S. advice to kick Huawei out of its 5G infrastructure. But it still put a lot of limits on the Chinese company.
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Speed and range are key variables in the 5G race

Jan 13, 2020
There's a trade off between how fast people can download things … and whether coverage can reach people in remote areas.
A crew for Verizon works on a cell tower to update it to handle the new 5G network in Orem, Utah on December 10, 2019.
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What to expect from this year's Consumer Electronics Show

Jan 6, 2020
Lots of next-generation 5G wireless, and lots of artificial intelligence
An attendee uses Sony's Playstation VR at the Sony booth during CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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5G could change the world. 5G is also marketing hype.

Dec 5, 2019
This week, T-Mobile rolled out its “5G” service nationwide. But instead of a revolutionary change in data speeds, it’ll boost downloads by an average of 20%.
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China due to roll out super-fast 5G mobile in major cities

Oct 31, 2019
For China and other countries, the 5G rollout is a global technology race.
People walk past a sign that reads "5G park" inside the Huawei headquarters in China's southern Guangdong province in December 2018.
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