[LINK] Don’t believe the hype: We’re a long way from 5G

David dlochrin at key.net.au
Thu May 31 15:51:19 AEST 2018

The article states: "The real range of mmWave appears to be about about a third of a mile.  4G?  It ranges from three to 30 miles."

I don't think the author mentions absorption by water in its various forms.  Signal propagation at those frequencies is heavily attenuated by rain, trees, and even fog.  And reception can be erratic anyway.  A rainy week might create some very disgruntled customers!


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