Strictly speaking, of course, that’s true – it would, indeed, be a lot easier to guarantee better ROIs if telecom companies were allowed to engage in whichever anticompetitive and unfair practices they wanted. But actually delaying investment in 5G runs the risk of letting Europe fall behind the U.S. and Asia in terms of infrastructure. “Counterproductive” is probably the polite word.
So you said 2020 for 5G earlier…
Yep, 2020 is about when it seems safe to expect commercial 5G to hit the market. Look for potential gigabit speeds to enable a wide range of new capabilities, from higher-def live video, telemedicine, and an array of new connected device types.
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