With all the hype surrounding 5G connection technologies, one might expect to see more of the tech being showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show 2020. The backers of the new technology claim it could change the way how everyone does business and entertainment, especially from a mobile perspective. However, the rollout and adoption of the technology is agonizingly slow. While the availability of the service remains limited, so does the need for consumer products that utilize the speeds that proponents of the network endorse.
Far From Superfast At Current
Several countries have mobile carriers that have debuted the technology. However, users have claimed that the speeds that they expected from the technology didn’t match up with their experience. Part of the problem is the availability of wireless ranges for the technology to use. Additionally, since 5G utilization requires a specific tech to harness, users may have to switch their handsets for 5G-capable one. The inconvenience of the change combined with the slow operating speeds isn’t appealing to consumers at present. However, if 5G continues along its current route, it may very well be considered the technology of the future. At present, however, the technology isn’t getting much traction from consumers, hence the lack of interest at CES 2020.
Theoretically, 5G should be able to get to higher speeds, close to that promised by providers. The increase in speed could impact a plethora of different innovations, including AR/VR and self-driving vehicles. Some proponents contend that 5G could usher in a wholly different era of computing, where AI computers remain at the beck and call of humanity when they need it. Immersive computing would be a fantastic innovation to witness, but the first thing 5G needs to sort out is its current connection speed issues. As more bands in the electromagnetic spectrum are freed up for use with 5G technologies, we may be able to see what this innovation can really do. Ideally, 5G providers expect a world that embraces computer interaction without having to hide the user behind a screen.