Stadia from Google, 10.7 TF's

JinCA

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This is related in a way to stadia and other streaming services, the promise of 5G seems sort of pie in the sky for now.

To be fair, Verizon isn’t the only one at fault here. AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile are also deploying mmWave 5G coverage (if we can call it that) across the country with similar results to Verizon’s. In short, with mmWave spectrum, the 5G future we’ve been promised will never be delivered. For as much cash as the major service providers have stored away, they would never be able to afford to deploy mmWave cell sites every 300 feet to provide coverage to most residents who live in our countries largest cities. And if they somehow manage to do it, they’d still leave more than 100 million people living in suburbs and rural areas across the country on their old 4G or even 3G connections.


T-Mobile’s plan to use its mid-band and low-band spectrum to deliver 5G seems like the most sensible solution, but we’re still a ways off from seeing that in action. I have no doubt that 5G has the potential to change the way we communicate, work and play, but Verizon and other service providers need to stop proclaiming “the 5G revolution has arrived!”
 
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This is related in a way to stadia and other streaming services, the promise of 5G seems sort of pie in the sky for now.
I've never bought Into the 5G hype. Range is too short, and it's never what they promise.
 
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JinCA

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I've never bought Into the 5G hype. Range is too short, and it's never what they promise.
Yeah we've both been pretty skeptical in the past about 5G even when someone else here was singing it's praises. Under ideal conditions it probably is impressive tech but real world usage rarely comes with ideal conditions. The fact that it has such trouble penetrating buildings coupled with the short travel distance of the signal basically means it's DOA when it comes to building a game streaming service around it.
 
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Was just reading about the chromecast ultra overheating, how can they plan a gaming service with this thing? people are saying it overheats just streaming youtube videos and several people are saying theirs did while playing games.
 
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Not laughing at those who bought it. Laughing at Google. In explaining myself, I feel sad for those that were looking for a way to play games. It's a real shame they have to deal with something like this; especially since users were looking for a simple way to play.
 
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