Homey is pitching 5g networks to be used by a city government to tell when a streetlight lamp needs replacing.

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Now I'm being told that buildings will have to be made differently so 5G and 6G frequencies can penetrate them. I suggested that maybe we could channel the 5G signal into some kind of physical media which we could direct through the walls, such as a piece of wire, and I was asked to take the talk more seriously please.

@khm You are clearly in the presence of 5G zealots.

The millimeter wave technologies required for true heavy-duty 5G, make no sense in places that have internal walls.

These clowns think it will displace Wi-Fi. I have news for them.

@gedvondur it's a four-day 5G workshop for the whole research lab. Zealotry abounds, but fortunately the skeptics are holding the line...

@khm Keep up the good work! The 5G bullshit is just beginning.

@gedvondur We're also being asked to consider ways we can contribute to the development of 6G!

@khm Heh, of course. Gotta stay on the treadmill of upgrades!

The percentage of private cellular systems sold hasn't significantly changed in years. Yes, the overall market has gotten larger, but that slice remains constant.

They promised that private cellular networks would be taking over the world with 2G, 3G, and 4G. Now its 5G. I'm just not buying it.

@gedvondur I'd be more receptive* if they hadn't essentially guaranteed nothing would be interoperable thanks to the spectrum auctions. Amazing that the assholes who came up with it just got a nobel prize for it.

* ha ha

@khm That's some cult level stuff there. Perhaps a second solution would be to make the buildings out of radio transparent aluminum?

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