I'm reading articles about how tech companies absolutely must work with Huawei to get access to 5G mobile technology, and the articles are using words like "desperate" and "no choice", but let's put politics aside for a moment, there's something else that bugs me:

Why are we "desperate" for 5G when 4G is already so fast that I barely notice it for regular mobile data use, including video streaming? :thonking:

I see 5G as a nice-to-have rather than anything crucial.


@polychrome I heard from a telecom biz person that self-driving cars would need 5G for something, but I dunno :shrugfelix:

@neon if that's true, self-driving cars are better to be avoided. especially given how weak 5g connection is.


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