Recently, there have been reports that the global 5G coverage at this stage is very bad, and it may repeat the mistakes of WiMAX. This point of view has caused some controversy in the industry.
WiMAX stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. Simply put, WiMAX is an enhanced version of WiFi. WiFi can be transmitted for hundreds of meters at most, and WiMAX can theoretically transmit 50 kilometers. In addition, it has the characteristics of high transmission rate and rich and diverse services. Therefore, putting this technology together with WiMAX seems to have many similarities in the eyes of those who do not know the truth.
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Is 5G really a large WiFi for ordinary users? In this regard, Mingchuan Capital’s Wang Qiu Le said that this is a high-frequency band, but the penetration ability is indeed poor. However, it is not appropriate to compare it with WiMAX, because 5G’s advantages are obviously too much. Such networks have low latency, higher speed, wide connectivity, and high reliability.
5G has a lot of application scenarios and can be combined with many existing technologies. At the 5G summit of China Unicom last week, there was an interesting idea that we liked. It says ‘4G changes life and 5G changes society’. China Unicom believes that 5G + AI + Big Data + Cloud will change society.
For the average user, the existing 4G is fast enough. That’s why many won’t try to acquire smart products supporting this network in the near future. This was also confirmed by Xiaomi executive who told that there are users wanting to get their hands on 5G-enabled smartphones but they do not need this network.