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Operators may have to subsidise 'expensive' 5G smartphones

Posted On: Oct 19, 2018   |   Posted By: TechRadar

Operators may have to subsidise 'expensive' 5G smartphones

Mobile operators may have to subsidise the first wave of 5G smartphones in order to encourage early adoption of next-generation networks due to high cost and the absence of new use cases, analysts have claimed. Verizon launched the world's first 5G network earlier this month, offering Fixed Wireless Access broadband to a number of major US cities. However, most operators are waiting until the first compatible handsets arrive at some point in 2019. Strategy Analytics says early devices will be larger and have greater power demands than current generation smartphones and will only offer minimal performance gains for existing applications.
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Over time, the faster speeds, greater capacity and lower latency of 5G will enable new use cases such as Virtual Reality , Augmented Reality , and a raft of business applications. But the only major selling point in the embryonic stage of 5G will be faster mobile broadband. Meanwhile the first 5G smartphones...

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