5G Rollout Burns Nokia: Shares Plummet on “Risks Materialising”


The road to 5G is a winding one, and it may yet turn out to be one of the shibboleths of our time. (The jury’s out; it’s early days). The new standard certainly throws up ample challenges. Even mobile network operators sound caution. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray noted in an April 2019 blog that millimeter-wave spectrum (mmWave) “will never materially scale beyond small pockets of 5G hotspots.”*

Critics note that even in dense urban environments, “obstacles” – like that rather common urban obstacle, buildings – put a dampener on the idea of seamless mmWave 5G

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