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Michelle
Michelle
3/31/2018 11:54:29 PM
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Re: 5G first!
There is great benefit to establishing customers early. Buying habits are hard to break sometimes. Breaking up with a mobile provider can be a pain.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/6/2018 6:17:52 PM
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Re: 5G first!
In the US, there's a "distant 3rd place" situation for wireless carriers, so the "big 2" are likely to be first for a lot of deployments. The third place spot is probably not going to be very close to really being "first" for much -- but these things are slowly changing as more users drift towards the "unCarrier" and away from the big 2. Still, I doubt users really care that much about who is first -- and care much more about the quality of the service they get. 

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
3/6/2018 5:41:12 PM
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Re: 5G first!
Agreed that history is not apt to be remembered, but being the first out of the gate, in any kind of  a race, is apt to be persistent.  That brief period at the start when there is no competition is also the period when the early adopters do their adopting, and when "established customer bases" get established.  

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Michelle
Michelle
2/28/2018 11:14:34 PM
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Re: 5G first!
heh -Do you think the history of 4G will end up on jeopardy? I suspect it won't come up there. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
2/28/2018 10:41:33 PM
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Re: 5G first!
@mhhf1ve - Exactly. Only the best of the trivia players likely remember who was first to 4G. Personally, I don't see first as being all that important anyway. There are always a slew of bugs that need to be worked out with new technology. Let someone else be first and pay to fix all the bugs. Lag behind, fix the bugs before you release and send out a good quality product. I think that's a better business plan anyway, in my opinion. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
2/27/2018 6:54:03 PM
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5G first!
Who will remember which carrier was first to deploy or announce 5G in a random city? I doubt anyone remembers who was first in the 4G deployment race. 

 

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clrmoney
clrmoney
2/27/2018 10:37:03 AM
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5G Global
This is very interesting and exciting for 5G to see how much progress it has made and how it can be used in different countries but we will still see if if all be positive or positive and negative but only time will tell.

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