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SlideshowDeutsche Telekom Touts Europe's First '5G' Connection

'With this real-world achievement, Deutsche Telekom is making its first important step towards a 5G network launch' -- Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, CTO,  Deutsche Telekom.
"With this real-world achievement, Deutsche Telekom is making its first important step towards a 5G network launch" -- Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, CTO, Deutsche Telekom.

mendyk 9/9/2017 | 8:47:39 AM
Re: hmm The basic issue arises when "plausible justifications" aren't particularly exciting. Marketeers need excitement. That's why they tend to focus on the stuff that's kind of out there, like remote surgery. It's easier to sell dreams than reality.
Duh! 9/8/2017 | 12:16:07 PM
Re: hmm When non-medtech people start talking about remote surgery as a killer app, I start thinking they've run out of plausible justifications.
Gabriel Brown 9/8/2017 | 6:21:49 AM
Re: hmm mendyk wrote: In 5G early days, the focus will be on throughput improvements, which will be useful 

Exactly this.

Customers will consume more data at lower cost per bit. With extra capacity more services are viable, which drives usage. This a basic, but very powerful, concept. It is why you can argue that unlimited data plans are good for operators. Verizon Wireless, for example, reports that unlimited customers are more likely to buy a second line to connect a car, or tablet. 

The first job of 5G and Gigabit LTE is to provide the capacity that makes this economic model possible.
mendyk 9/7/2017 | 3:16:57 PM
Re: hmm Applications like tactile Internet (for remote surgery and the like) are probably more like 10 to 15 years out. But this is where things are likely to head. In 5G early days, the focus will be on throughput improvements, which will be useful but not particularly exciting. And yes, increased surveillance is an end product even in those early stages. But we're already getting used to that.
mhhf1ve 9/7/2017 | 1:26:14 PM
hmm > "...most of the interest in Europe will be in using 5G to support new types of service in the enterprise sector, such as connected car applications and remote-control surgery...."

I always wonder why "remote surgery" is the *killer* app for ultra-fast broadband connections (no pun intended). Is the demand for remote surgery really pent up in the industrialized world? 

I think 5G will be more about IoT and M2M communications that surveil our behavior and project economic trends far better than any humans.... 
[email protected] 9/1/2017 | 5:04:55 AM
What does this mean for Vodafone et al? Will this put pressure on Vodafone to follow suit and outline aggressive 5G plans for Germany (and other markets)?

And Telefonica Deutschland O2/E-Plus?

Perhaps some reflection needed on what is worth doing and when...
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