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Is 5g already killing WiFi 6?

Apple Pay and Android Pay are systems that use what is called NFC or near field communication. The phone is a secure device that supports the NFC transition. One of the things that I suspect the implementation of 5g throughout the world that is going to change is that NFC. You see, with 5g, either mobile for fixed (fixed is when the 5g signal goes to the home or business and is then shared by multiple users in a building or home), everything will become NFC. NFC with a lot more data available. I was in downtown DC about two weeks ago, and with a 5g hotspot, I was able to get 1.2 megabytes download and 1.1 megabytes upload. At the same time. I was uploading a one gig file and downloading a one gig file simultaneously.

That’s what 5g brings. The ability for applications to now moves massive amounts of data quickly. That got me thinking about Wifi6. Wifi6 is the upcoming or recently released new standard for Wifi. But with 5g, having more bandwidth in more locations, I wonder if Wifi6 might be the last Wifi ever deployed in the business world. It raises a technology question that isn’t always considered. Does the future now change because of what is happening now? If you watch superhero movies, or movies involving the many time-travel theories you know of the butterfly effect. What that says if you kill a specific bitterly, and that butterfly has an impact on the world, the next day history changes.

Well, the future, that will be the present that could once have been the past, will change.  I wonder having been playing with 5g for a bit now if the future hasn’t already changed. The first significant impact of 5g will be the reality of what people do with devices. I know that the fast runner who leads the pack early in a footrace is called the rabbit. Normally the rabbit slows down and falls back to the pack. But what if because of the evolution, 5g as a rabbit is going to lap the field. Then if 5g slows down, it will take the rest of the pack a long time and a whole track to catch up. Suddenly, the rabbit the race which doesn’t usually happen in footraces.

But it appears that 5g has changed the butterfly. What WiFi 6 was going to bring to the market, 20 years ago, may no longer be relevant now.

  • Question of

    Would you like to have the same internet access no matter where you are?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you ever have to wait for internet sites to load?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you wish pages wouldn’t take so long to load?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you use Wifi today?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Have you heard of Wifi6?

    • Yes
    • No

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  1. China and the United States are going to be in a huge battle. China leads the way when it comes to 5G but the USA has always been the most important country as fast as technology is concerned. And the battle has already started. Some countries do not want to allow China to implement 5G. What do you think?’ Who is going to win this battle???

  2. Q: WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE THE SAME INTERNET ACCESS NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE?
    Yes (11 votes) – 92%
    No (1 votes) – 8%
    Q: DO YOU EVER HAVE TO WAIT FOR INTERNET SITES TO LOAD?
    Yes (7 votes) – 70%
    No (3 votes) – 30%
    Q: DO YOU WISH PAGES WOULDN’T TAKE SO LONG TO LOAD?
    Yes (8 votes) – 80%
    No (2 votes) – 20%
    Q: DO YOU USE WIFI TODAY?
    Yes (11 votes) – 92%
    No (1 votes) – 8%
    Q: HAVE YOU HEARD OF WIFI6?
    Yes (3 votes) – 30%
    No (7 votes) – 70%

  3. Internet speed is a huge issue here in the Philippines. With only two Telcos monopolizing the market… not to mention, it’s very expensive too…

    One of those Telcos already announced that they will start to roll out 5G here this year… I don’t know if they can cover the whole country in one year…
    As of now, their 4G services are highly unstable and unreliable…

    • 5g if the infrastructure is in place, can roll out pretty fast. But, the question you’ve raised based on the 4g performance is the infrastructure in place.

      That is a tough situation, they will probably start 5g this year, but it is probably 2 years before the big cities are covered.

      • Probably longer… one of the obstacles is, the Philippines is an archipelago with more than 7,000 islands. Though submarine fiber-optic cables have been rolled out all over the country all-over, even those with 4G signals have a very unreliable connection.

    • in this case, the speed is actually a limiter today. We, as humans are bound to existing stores of information rather than freely accessing anything at any time.

      it really isn’t speed with 5g, it is bandwidth. We will be able to actually move towards the information age!

      great question!!!

  4. I have never heard of WiFi 6. I’m so behind in technology but am catching up. So, there are 2 up to 4 or has it jumped from.initial WiFi to 6?
    Over here, in some locations you would be content and grateful when the H+ shows because it’s better than 3G. When it reads E, the frustration gets in. I can imagine the speed of 5G because here the maximum is 4G.
    But, 5G eats up a lot of data as I have witnessed on 4G or does it depend with a smartphone whether it has many apps?

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