What happened to 5G Rollouts?
Don’t worry they are still out there and happening.
Let’s talk about geography, where is this article being based off? The US? Who is this article for? anyone who’s interested in the latest 5G news.
5G and What importance does 5G have?
We are all aware of the 5G trend that is emerging now, I have previously talked about the great development of this cellular technology that assists our mobile devices to operate on internet speeds higher than your regular WI-FI connection.
As the demand for increased bandwidth grows, we now have technology that is able to stream those levels of data. Telecom companies are now looking to use 5G as a way to deliver high speeds, low latency, and better value to customers who have never thought of such a product at such a price.
5G runs on a higher-frequency band of the wireless spectrum, known as the millimeter wave spectrum. This enables the user access to more bandwidth. We need to understand that virtualization stands as an important part of 5G networks. Operators can use software-defined networking to create a network topology that includes multiple hierarchies then this translates to each hierarchy having a specific radio access network, of different sizes.
Why did I do a small introduction to 5G again? Well, it goes like this, given the complexity of each stakeholder and division of the labor for the work to be done 5G carries a very hefty price tag.
Governments are hesitant at accepting this new technology because there is a bureaucratic system in place. Rules and regulations must be referred to, set by the governing bodies of the industry irrespective of the innovation that needs to be introduced. These are the kinds of obstacles most corporations in the US face.
Why is this process so slow?
Considering the physical size of the US and the existing networks and infrastructure in place, upgrading the nation’s 5G database is near to a miraculous feat. 5G application is also understanding the confusion that stems from what really is ‘5G’ and what applies to that term. 5G is set to make its debut in different cities across America. There are currently three major providers of cellular networks in America. AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. According to AT&T niche 5g testing, 2020 will be the year when 5G goes from niche to mainstream. This transition will ultimately provide a big lift to AT&T’s wireless business and the stock itself. At the current moment, only two major cellular providers have the capability to provide resources to allocate toward 5G deployment and its fair to say they are the leaders of the 5G revolution. When AT&T and Verizon go public with 5G deployment they will likely hold the monopoly. On the negative side for AT&T, the forward-earnings multiple is as high as it has been in a few years, and the dividend yield is below the stock’s five-year average yield. But one could reasonably argue that this relative premium is warranted given the improving fundamental picture. On the positive side, the forward earnings multiple is in-line with the sector-average multiple and the stock’s five-year-average multiple. The dividend yield is also above where the stock has historically topped out at (4.8%). AT&T is a winner in terms of stock investment as it pays a dividend of 5.5%, which could further strengthen the returns of the stock. From a value perspective, AT&T’s price-to-earnings multiple of 16 falls well below the 21 times earnings that T-Mobile currently trades at. With some or little risk some great opportunities to grow and an impressive dividend, AT&T is the clear winner in this stock race. Not only just that, but they are also the most resourceful corporation that can deploy 5G networks actively. The process is ultimately slow due to government procedures, market implementations. 5G has been applied within smaller cases since 2016
What is One of the Largest Suppliers of 5G nationally Upto?
AT&T held 34.07% of the market share in 2017. Geography shapes the way we apply any sort of technology towards a population. We must assume questions about demographics, culture, technological advancements, History of technological innovation for the geographical place. This is because cities come loaded with agenda and market implementations. For example, let's look at the largest imprint that AT&T has developed. The table below shows the trajectory of the AT&T stock within the US market.
This AT&T chart proves that the strength of the stock lies in its Market Capitalization of 286.06 Billion USD. According to AT&T “Like 5G’s promise the world is now about to raise the standards of the gig economy, in 21 parts of the US. These include cities listed above. The latest information you Viewers may be able to find more information on the company’s quarterly reports.
AT&T conducted trails with 5G in the Magnolia Silos in Waco, Texas. They were able to provide us a glimpse into how 5G could change the retail industry. The use cases are endless, given they even stated that they observed speeds of approximately 1.2 GBPS in a 400 MHZ channel and latency for RAN was 9–12 milliseconds.
This is just a sample case about how AT&T has been working behind the scenes to implement 5G. But why has the implementation been so slow? AT&T has been lowering its expectations for the next 5G network scaling down to sub-6 GHz. While AT&T has implemented test cases throughout the US, they claim that they were the first wireless operator to implement 1 GB/s and later 2 Gb/s speeds on a commercial 5G network running on millimeter-wave (mm-Wave) spectrum. These 5G speeds are running on low spectrum bands.
According to a quote from the SVP of wireless technology from AT&T, at an investor conference “Sub-6 is pretty much using the same spectrum that we have today with LTE. So there are spectral efficiency improvements being made.” The question that runs through the minds of the curious is why such promises are being made but not kept in terms of implementation? Well, this is because that isn’t enough megahertz that allow pushing data through the spectrum. This is why 5G is harder to implement when its harder to implement.
5G, of course, is a network that was created in the cloud with its software-defined capabilities which makes speed capabilities endless. Then AT&T is the only corporation that directly ensures they have infrastructure harmonized for 5G software updates.
5G has its own security concerns as well because cyber attacks occur on the larger attack surface by 44%, the number of devices on networks is 39%. Security has been one of the issues why organizations tend to move away from further technological advances. The more advanced and vulnerable our technology becomes more susceptible to theft, fraud, and manipulation because we have not adapted to newer technologies the way we do. Research even indicates that security is an issue.
Organizations have taken bold steps to counteract these issues at large. On that front, according to research 47% of respondents said they are in the process of implementing zero-trust security policies, 25% are interested in the model but haven’t begun implementation, and 21% have already enforced such policies.
5G implementation is tricky. From market presence to issues regarding implementation as well. All we can really do is understand it and make sure that there is a clear picture of all the smaller events. Let’s take security for example, with the rise of breaching and hacking into private data bigger organizations wish to be careful about how they protect themselves and 5G can possibly leave them vulnerable. AT&T’s example is prime as they are only second to Verizon in the market currently. Read through this article and find some fresh information about 5G implementation.