AMA about 5G: Check the answers!

  1. Anuj Shinde
    Donut Apr 28, 2020

    Anuj Shinde , Apr 28, 2020 :
    Hi @Zach X. , thanks for this opportunity.

    @Sat K and @Ignacio Contreras My question would be :-
    In countries like India 4G has been here from the year 2012 and 4G is already capable of delivering very high speeds but the network providers are unable to provide these kind of speeds yet. How will the 5G benefit the Indian market or its customer's being 5G is just on its verge?

  2. hupadhyay1005
    Cupcake Apr 28, 2020

    hupadhyay1005 , Apr 28, 2020 :
    Hi @Zach X. , thanks for hosting another amazing AMA.

    @Sat K and @Ignacio Contreras My question would be :-

    As seen the network range on 5G is really low. Once you are away from the signal tower or have some sort of barrier between your device and the tower like a wall or trees, the signal tends to weaken. So in this case if building more towers isn't a feasible solution then what solutions would you suggest to a problem of this kind?

    Also, there are many countries and cities having no or poor 4G connectivity. Don't you think we should implement 4G properly before stepping into 5G?

  3. Szawszakowski
    Cupcake Apr 28, 2020

    Szawszakowski , via OnePlus 6 , Apr 28, 2020 :
    Hi everyone,
    I would like to ask @Sat K about 5G technology.
    We may find plenty information about 5G. most of them negative. Could you tell me please, how this technology will work, who does really need this 5G,we as a people or gov ( may receive powerful weapon to "control" civilization)? My concern is also about health and wellbeing of citizens where this technology will be implemented. As I know,( but my knowledge may be not efficient to judge), nobody, no big companies invest any pens, cent, eurocent to check this technology, and now EU declares this is most needed technology has ever made. There are thousands unanswered questions from how big radiation will be created, how this affect our bodies, and how close to each other 5G mast must be build to provide the best and most efficient signal. And why govs try to hide fact they already started work on this technology.

  4. rajviharikongara
    Eclair Apr 28, 2020

  5. Harshit_gupta_1044
    Cupcake Apr 28, 2020

  6. rarog
    Lollipop Assistant Head Moderator Apr 28, 2020

    rarog , Apr 28, 2020 :
    My question is following. From what I read in different publications, 5G isn't meant as a replacement for 4G and should provide additional coverage.
    Are exactly the same protocols used in the background in 5G and 4G or is the description just too short and meaning, that just TCP/IP is used or are those true extension bringing just new bands for infrastructure with otherwise same technology in the background?

  7. V1588073509524
    Cupcake Apr 28, 2020

    V1588073509524 , Apr 28, 2020 :
    @Sat K and @Ignacio Contreras,

    Hello, my concerns are the possible effects the electromagnetic/Radiation can have on people. Considering, to my knowledge, their will be far more towers everywhere in such close proximity and with increased range. Does more towers, increased range and far more powerful than 4G mean geater exposure? And if this is the case, as citizens, what can we do about this issue coming to our neighborhoods?

  8. Prabhul_Sanjeev
    Donut Apr 28, 2020

    Prabhul_Sanjeev , via OnePlus 6T , Apr 28, 2020 :
    Q: with 5G on d way is there a new line of devices that take max utilisation of 5G technology from OnePlus team in near future such as a smart watch or any such smart devices that can never settle.

  9. X1577386641790
    Eclair Apr 28, 2020

    X1577386641790 , Apr 28, 2020 :
    thanks for to Q&A now we are getting 5g but it will take up to 3years to build these upgrade towers but stores are selling customers 5g lines that are not really wide coverage now so we not get it everywhere ? what is the reason for the push ?

  10. Ajsnuggles
    Cupcake Apr 28, 2020

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  11. Vivek vkd , via OnePlus 7 Pro Nebula Blue , Apr 28, 2020 :
    Hello @Sat K from Google and @Ignacio Contreras from Qualcomm .
    Here are some of my questions :

    1- Will installation of 5g all over world affect bird & humans through their radiations ??

    2 - As 5g waves are smaller compared to 4g waves so will we have to install 5g towers on each and every street ??

    3 - Are we going to use Chinese products in our new generation of network speed as almost all 4g network towers throughout the world contain mainly chinese parts .

    4 - Will 5g be very expensive in it's early stage or throughout ??

    5 - When we can expect proper 5g network throughout the whole state or country or continent ??

    6 - We will we get the proper 5g speed ( 500-1000 Mbps ) or boosted 4g speed ( 100 mbps ) with our new 5g towers and upcoming 5g phones .

    7 - Will 5g bring drastic change in Battery life of cell phones .

    8 - Is there anything after 5g ?? I mean is there higher / new generation of network speed after 5g like 6g , 7g , 8g ...

    9 - Will broadband companies sink in future because if Telecom companies started giving 5g internet plans with unlimited data and made a good 5g network throughout the country it will affect broadband companies , won't it ??

    10 - Will you suggest upcoming / new Telecom Companies to invest only in 5g towers or you will suggest to invest in 4g first ??

    11 - Can we bring 5g plans at the cost of 4g plans or cheaper in Future ?? .

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  12. Aliax
    Cupcake Apr 28, 2020

    Aliax , Apr 28, 2020 :
    Hello @Sat K , I want to know that approximately how much time it will take to reach in rural area of India and become as common as today 4G is ?
    Thanks & Regards
    -MD Ali Shahanshah

  13. Q1579456375090
    Cupcake Apr 28, 2020

    Q1579456375090 , via OnePlus 7T , Apr 28, 2020 :
    Thank you for the great initiation. I am using one plus 7T at present which supports 4g. kindly confirm the same handset can be used for 5g?, if yes kindly brief the advantage and dis advantage of the same and how to convert.

  14. A1587811641727
    Cupcake Apr 28, 2020

    A1587811641727 , Apr 28, 2020 :
    Hi @Zach X. Can you please answer Two of my most important questions on 5G :-
    1) When will 5G come in India ?
    2)Is 5G harmful in any way, even in the smallest way ?
    Thanks in advance

  15. Akshay Sonker
    Gingerbread Apr 28, 2020

  16. A1588074252831
    Cupcake Apr 28, 2020

  17. W1515243095395
    Cupcake Apr 28, 2020

  18. S1568954758211
    Cupcake Apr 28, 2020

    S1568954758211 , Apr 28, 2020 :
    Hi @Ignacio Contreras with 5G knocking on our doors will we see device numbers ramp up, early use cases emerge, and new technologies such as AI and IOT gain traction? Also how can it help our industries, cities, and countries reduce their carbon footprints?

  19. S1570536541968
    Cupcake Apr 28, 2020

    S1570536541968 , Apr 28, 2020 :
    would like to know why companys continue to upgrade this service when it affects migration of birds,I have raced homing pigeons for 25yrs and have seen for myself the losses that is caused with this technology getting worse when services are upgrading 3g,4g.Time will tell but I think 5g will see the destruction of homing pigeons and the loss of countless migrating birds,why do we need this and how many satellites will have to orbit earth to enhance communication.
    your worryingly George Peddie