5G in Your Home in 2019? Whaaaaaaat???

5G in Your Home in 2019? Whaaaaaaat???

Alright, now one of the big pieces of
news to come out of CES this year can be summed up and well two letters really—5G. I guess a number in there somewhere 5G is the next big thing coming up. You
should keep your eye on this because this is gonna be a big deal and not just
for your phone. So, I’m here with Shane. He’s from D-link and he’s showing us a
device here that actually won a CES Innovation Award this year. Now, this very
fancy looking box here is going to bring 5G technology to your home, but we’ll get
there in just a second. Shane tell me a little bit about what 5G actually is.
Let’s break that down for the consumer. Yeah, so 5G is basically just the next
step after 4G. What it’s going to do is bring you faster speeds to a mobile or
cellular network. Right now 4G, in a theoretical world, you can get about a
max speed of 150 megabits per second or 300 megabits per second. But 5G will be
able to get to you in a theoretical world is about three gigabits per second
I mean those numbers are astounding, and if you are used to 4G already like
most of us are, we’re talking about lab results here. So think of it this way, in
a lab you’re getting 150 megabits per second or 300 megabits per second.
Obviously, you’re not getting that on your phone, necessarily, but what we’re
talking about here is just what sort of a jump you’re going to see. So, if in the
lab they’re seeing a jump from 150 megabits per second to 3 gigs per second, just imagine what that’s gonna do for your phone. Maybe you won’t see 3 gigabits
per second, but you’re gonna see some pretty serious speed improvements. So,
anyway, now that we know what 5G is going to do potentially, at least, let’s talk
about what this device is gonna do as far as taking it from a phone based only
application to home application as well. So what is this? So what we’re going to
do is basically the same way your cell phone works right now where you have a
4G connection and you can use it as a hotspot to produce Wi-Fi, you know, for
other people are using it. This will do the same thing but in your home for your
devices. So, right now you may have a router and a modem from your internet
company or a gateway; and you connect that to the coaxial cable. With this, all
you need is a SIM card and a power adapter. You can plug that in, and as long
as it receives a 5G signal, it will take that 5G connection directly up to three gigabits per second and convert that to Wi-Fi, for
all the devices in your home. So, this is going to operate through the company
that we use to get 4G right now, so if I’m a Verizon customer or an AT&T
customer that’s the company that’s going to be delivering the service that runs
through this device just like on my phone. Is that right?
Yes, so right now the company’s best position to handle this are cell companies, because they have the towers up already, and so the infrastructure is kind of already in place for 5G. What they can do is they can take the antennas that are
on there, and they can retrofit them with 5G antennas to provide that service. It
doesn’t mean that other companies such as Comcast and Cox and your
regular broadband providers couldn’t jump in on it, it’s just that cell phone
companies are in the best position to use it right now. So, do we feel like
this 5G technology, and what this device represents, is going to be an improvement
on what we’re seeing in cable and fiber? You know, when I
hear 5G I’m thinking of cellphones. But is this gonna be better than what I even have running through my house right now? Theoretically, of course, because it
depends on the connection; but the average fixed broadband speed in the
u.s. right now is about 70 megabits per second. We got that from an article
written by Forbes. And what that means is you’re paying for about 70 megabits per
second on average, but you don’t always get that. With this, you can get speeds up
to 40 times faster than that. And the reason for that is because you have different ways of connecting. So, right now with a cable internet, it’s fast, it’s good, it’s strong. But around six to seven o’clock when people are coming home and they’re all connecting, you start to see that bottleneck. Because it’s all that
traffic’s going at the same time. With 5G you have multiple towers, so that traffic can be redirected in different places and kind of keep it fast at the same
time. That’s awesome and that’s gonna be great for what we’re doing in our homes
now, we’re trying to get everything on two connected devices whether it’s, you
know, through Wi-Fi or other means and everything everything now is connected.
It’s your fridges and your pillows. Everything is smart and everything is
connected! And so a device that’s able to handle that much bandwidth is gonna come
in handy for all of us. One of the benefits of this device is that it also has z-wave. So, there are smart devices out there that use
those technologies to connect, so it can help connect those as well. Additionally it also works with a range of our Exo routers and range extenders,
which expand that coverage, so it can give you that coverage in your home, that
full speed, and still use one Wi-Fi name. So, we really think it’s going to be a
complete solution. Well, you know the D-link brand from previous generations
of this, but this is going to be bringing 5G speeds to your home. So, keep an eye
out for it as 5G expands and it becomes more readily available. You can see this
becoming a really big deal if, for instance, you can get 5G in your area but
they never bothered to run a cable out to your house, and so you’ve been relying
on, you know, dial-up or a satellite internet or something. This could be a
really big deal for you, so I hope you’ll keep an eye on it and I hope you’ll keep
an eye on us as well. Make sure you hit that subscribe button. Hit the the bell
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Make sure you’re following along and comment below if there’s any questions
that you have about 5G. Either we’ll answer them, or, because we’re stupid,
we’ll e-mail this guy and have him answer it for us. Anyway, hit us up below
thanks for watching guys and we’ll see you at the next booth you

Danny Hutson

15 thoughts on “5G in Your Home in 2019? Whaaaaaaat???

  1. Does this mean I have a cell tower that is close to me, it will extend this tower to better cover my home with faster service?

  2. 150 Mbps download speed is extremely fast I have 20 Mbps at home and can download at blazing fast speeds. Do your research millimeter wave technology will cause cancer BEWARE

  3. only cables for me from now on. thanks though.
    PS if it'd turned out cutting trees would be necessary to set up 5g, like it seems the case is in Sheffield/UK, then it's a no go in my dictionary.

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