Apple’s 5G iPhone is a sure sign that “wireless is the new fiber.” The pace of innovation is simply stunning. But it’s not your phone that will bring you this wireless revolution first. It will be in your network fabric, on your towers, phone poles and rooftops — on the devices you don’t touch but that touch you. Apple is breaking the ice, so thank you, Apple! You have got our attention. But it’s the telecommunications infrastructure providers who will make it real.
Early deployments of 5G infrastructure will be in dense urban or suburban areas to provide connectivity for outdoor communications and will be fortified by fixed wireless infrastructure to connect buildings or sites.