5G level service before 5G is deployed. Danish Mobile carrier 3, like most wireless companies today, has capacity going to waste. 4G Massive MIMO, Carrier aggregation, and other technologies advances are growing networks faster than the traffic demand grows. It covers 98% of Denmark and should be able to deliver the 40-70 megabits to most of the country. The 1 terabyte cap is enough for almost everyone.

Third and fourth carriers in many countries are suffering from a lack of customers. They have to think like new entrants and move aggressively. That does not necessarily mean cutting prices, although price cuts are an obvious choice. In wireless in particular, most carriers have excess capacity in most places. That allows you to drastically increase caps or video quality, both of which customers want. That's much easier when the marginal cost is low, like here. You can give more to customers without it costing too much. (Unlike, say, investing in fibre to the home. Although Telefonica and Orange seem to be making it work.)

You give up a modest amount of revenue from overages and the like but you'll have more customers. When there is extra capacity, I believe that the revenue from more customers and reduced churn is far more than the cost. I have no good data.

3 is part of Hutchinson, the Hong Kong-based multinational with branches in Sweden, Italy, England, and Indonesia. I don't think either the Brits or the Swedes are ready for a Xavier Niel or Mukesh Ambani.


3 challenges the broadband market with "Internet for the home"
Press release • Feb 11, 2019 08:25 CET

3 launches Internet for home on February 11, 2019
The telecommunications company 3 will now take on the wired connections and sign up as a broadband provider. With a good 4G network and an inexpensive solution that is easy to install, the company expects to be able to create new competition in the broadband market.

More than 98% of Denmark's population is covered by 3's 4G network, and there is so much speed on the net that 3 now will also sell the 4G connections to the Danes as "Internet for the home". The new subscription for private customers costs DKK 230 a month and includes 1 TB of data, which according to 3 should cover most household needs.

"Until now, our broadband subscriptions have included 3Likehome and 3Deling and have therefore been priced so they could not challenge the" clean "solutions on the market. We are redesigning it now by introducing the Internet to the home, which can only be used in Denmark. The Consumer Council was out and about criticizing rising prices on the broadband market due to low competition, so we sense that we can get off to a good start with our sharp offer, ”says David Elsass, who is the director of the retail customer market at 3.

End with smooth cable connections
3's home Internet offer includes a free Huawei 4G router, which is the combination of a good router and a strong 4G network that gives 3 blood to the tooth.

"Our research shows that many Danes today live with a half-loop wired broadband connection that does not meet their needs, and they have no wired alternative because there are no other companies that have dug cables into the area. With our launch we would like to bring ourselves to the radar for these households. Our 4G can deliver a good broadband experience very many places in the country. And at the same time it is super-efficient to install. You do not have to wait for a fitter who comes "between 8 and 16". With a SIM card and a router you are online in five minutes, ”explains David Elsass from 3.

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The 3.3-4.2 spectrum should be shared, not exclusively used by one company, concludes an important U.S. Defense Innovation Board report. If more wireless broadband is important, sharing is of course right because shared networks can yield far more

It does work! Verizon's mmWave tests over a gigabit in the real world. 
The $669 OnePlus 7 Pro outclasses the best Apples and probably the new Galaxy 10 or Huawei P30 Pro. Optical zoom, three cameras, liquid cooling, Qualcomm 855 and more.
Korea at 400,000 5G May 15. Chinese "pre-commercial" signing customers, 60,000-120,000 base stations in 2019, million+ remarkable soon. 
5G phones Huawei Mate 20, Samsung Galaxy 10, ZTE Nubia, LG V50, and OPPO are all on sale at China Unicom. All cost US$1,000 to 1,500 before subsidy. Xiaomi promises US$600.
Natural monopoly? Vodafone & Telecom Italia to share 5G, invite all other companies to join.
Huawei predicts 5G phones for US$200 in 2021, $300 even earlier
NY Times says "5G is dangerous" is a Russian plot. Really.
Althiostar raised US$114 million for a virtual RAN system in the cloud. Rakuten, Japan's new #4, is using it and invested.
Ireland is proposing a US$3 billion subsidy for rural fibre that will be much too expensive. Politics.
Telefonica Brazil has 9M FTTH homes passed and will add 6M more within two years. Adjusted for population, that's more than the U.S. The CEO publicly urged other carriers to raise prices together.
CableLabs and Cisco have developed Low Latency XHaul (LLX) with 5-15 ms latency for 5G backhaul,  U.S. cable is soon to come in very strong in wireless. Details 
Korea Telecom won 100,000 5G customers in the first month. SK & LG added 150,000 more. KT has 37,500 cells. planning 90% of the country by yearend. 
The Chinese giants expect 60,000 to 90,000 5G cells by the end of 2019.
China Telecom's Yang Xin warns, "Real large-scale deployment of operators' edge computing may be after 2021." Customers are hard to find.
Reliance Jio registered 97.5% 4G availability across India in Open Signal testing. Best in world.

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Welcome On Oct 1, 2019 Verizon turned on the first $20B 5G mmWave network with extraordinary hopes. The actual early results have been dismal. Good engineers tell me that will change. Meanwhile, the hype is unreal. Time for reporting closer to the truth.

The estimates you hear about 5G costs are wildly exaggerated. Verizon is building the most advanced wireless network while reducing capex. Deutsche Telekom and Orange/France Telecom also confirm they won't raise capex.

Massive MIMO in either 4G or "5G" can increase capacity 3X to 7X, including putting 2.3 GHz to 4.2 GHz to use. Carrier Aggregation, 256 QAM, and other tools double and triple that. Verizon sees cost/bit dropping 40% per year.

Cisco & others see traffic growth slowing to 30%/year or less.  I infer overcapacity almost everywhere.  

Believe it or not, 80% of 5G (mid-band) for several years will be slower than good 4G, which is more developed.