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5G roadblock: labor

On Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 4:11 PM Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca> wrote:
> On Mon, 2019-12-30 at 09:50 -0500, Shane Ronan wrote:
> >
> > Also, keep in mind that 10 years ago, you didn't know you would want
> > or
> > need 25mbits to your phone,
> Who needs 25mbits to their phone?

this is the wrong argument to make... or at the least it distracts
from the conversation about: "Why 5g?" because everyone can come up
with a reason for/against N mbps to Xthing. (I think this is sort of
shane's point, actually)

  o started the migration/consolidation of voice/video/data to a
single bearer (well, IP anyway).
  o moved the (ideally) IP endpoint closer to the tower base
  o removed some latency, jitter, intermediaries between 'End-User'
and "thing on the network"

  o supposedly reduces latency 'more' (brings more of the IP
connection and routing closer to the tower/radio?)
  o simplifies management? (maybe?)

keeping speed out of the conversation, the footprint for MANY 5g
deploymetns in the US (and elsewhere) is likely 'hundreds of feet
circles', where 4G is 'miles'.
(yes you can beam-form and make ovals and such...)

It'd be nice to see what benefits 5g really has for carriers and
consumers/users... It looks, to me, like a bunch of the 5g hype is
really: "uhm, we need to sell these carriers on the G++ ... spin up
the hype machine about speed!" never mind the cost to deploy, range of
deployment, changes in handset/radio gear / etc... more $ to the