Slideshow5G Is Just a New Lick of Paint, Say Euro Telcos

Calm before the storm... the 5G World show floor just before the doors opened.
Calm before the storm... the 5G World show floor just before the doors opened.

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RituGupta
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RituGupta,
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7/23/2018 | 4:24:24 AM
Re: Maybe 5G is a good analogy for painting the Forth Bridge?
Service providers can introduce any products or services they like but eventually it all relies on the consumer base to accept or reject that particular something. If a service is much more efficient but the amount to pay for it is too hefty, then I bet the response would not be that welcoming. It is not just about having something that is better, but the price factor also plays a part. Every single aspect of a product or service influences the decision-making process of consumers.
kq4ym
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6/26/2018 | 9:55:03 AM
Re: Maybe 5G is a good analogy for painting the Forth Bridge?
If it becomes true that " operators forecasting little or no increase in customer spending when 5G becomes available," one would have to wonder if even a small capex increase will affect the bottom line for those moving rapidly forward with 5G planning. Or will spending increase dramatically over the years after 5G becomes commonplace?
Marketin12124
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6/19/2018 | 6:46:54 AM
Maybe 5G is a good analogy for painting the Forth Bridge?
The term "painting the Forth Bridge" is a euphemism for a never-ending task.  For 40 years a team of painters continually painted the Bridge, as soon as they finished they had to start again.  Typically it took 4 years to paint the bridge. 

However, in 2011 technology developments meant that the new paint would last for 20 years.

5G may just be another "lick of paint" with a very smooth transition from 4G/LTE to 5G but the industry hopes that it will not be neccessary to move to a "6G".  

Hopefully, just like the Forth Bridge, 5G technology will be disruptive and have a long-term influence on the industry's innovation cycle.
ChiefMar76368
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6/13/2018 | 10:11:47 AM
Expensive Paint
Is this the same Three? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/08/01/three-set-formultibillion-pound-network-overhaul-race-5g/
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