6 The 5G Rollout Will Take a Long Time
The initial launch of 5G networks is fairly imminent — but for most consumers, that won’t mean much. The early rollout of 5G networks is only happening in a handful of densely populated cities. And even then, the service will be extremely limited and will likely only hit specific areas backed by network hubs.
In other words, a full 5G rollout is years away. That’s especially true for rural or less populated areas (since 5G is going to piggyback on existing 4G LTE infrastructure). The hype may be real, but true widespread 5G connectivity isn’t going to be possible for most consumers for quite some time.