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SoftBank to launch super-fast 5G services on March 27

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This will be interesting to track. Depending on the band type/frequency you can have very fast 5G but horrible distance and horrible penetration. Low band could give you huge distances and penetration but then you sacrifice speed. Then the great balance of millimeter wave will most likely cost a lot higher than all the others. I'm curious which route each carrier will go.

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with 5G it will be the beginning of judgment day.

NO MORE PRIVACY, and brains will be fried with airwaves.

5G is the pandemic.

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Honestly, I don't see the need for 5G. Great work to Softbank though.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T2R2htAaqg

Doctors call for delaying deployment of 5G Due to Health Risks

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Are we getting TRUE unlimited data with the 5G? Because... mine is 6Gigas... i could use that without hours with my 4G connection... can't imagine with 5G... that will be done in secondes...

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Something that completely skipped my mind with 5G in Japan. Right now, Japan is still behind on 4GLTE offerings in terms of price and availability. Why would 5G change anything unless they are looking for new ways to overcharge people because Rakuten is putting pressure on the mobile industry to bring their prices down and offer more.

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let's be honest... a 5G without a true unlimited? A what price?

I'd say... 25000 yens/month

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Whinge Whibge Whinge - I remember when 3G (branded as FOMA by DoCoMo) launched here. Same arguments as above. 'Novelty' 'Won't need the speed' 'Too Expensive'. That gets turned off soon. Do we need it, No. Will we all get used to it literally 2-3 years from now. Of course we will. @JJ Jetplane - we may be behond here in price/availability but our 4G ( I use DoCoMo) is pretty quick and very stable compared to a lot of other countries.

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More price gouging! Doesn’t he have enough billions already?

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5G sounds like a quicker way to exceed your monthly data allowance. Softbank has a 50GB allowance for 4G users, what will it be for 5G users ?

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It is such a sham .... China is holding the control of 5G in the world with most patent. What japan is doing making bull seeeet games and keep on playing games.. Most of the intellectual brain is engaged in games either playing it or making new one. What a shame. Young people in China, India and Korea is developing 5 G and many other technologies. This is the difference. Japan has all kinds of facilities to develop 6G. But govt and the good brains all are wasting time and energy in games and stupid works.. Wake up Japan, make 6G and get patented now. Control the game industry and offer rewards and support for making new technologies in network and AI.

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non partyToday  07:19 am JST

It is such a sham .... China is holding the control of 5G in the world with most patent. What japan is doing making bull seeeet games and keep on playing games.. Most of the intellectual brain is engaged in games either playing it or making new one. What a shame. Young people in China, India and Korea is developing 5 G and many other technologies. This is the difference. Japan has all kinds of facilities to develop 6G. But govt and the good brains all are wasting time and energy in games and stupid works.. Wake up Japan, make 6G and get patented now. Control the game industry and offer rewards and support for making new technologies in network and AI.

Japanese technology leadership is long gone with the retired generation (times changes)

Now in Sony TV , they use OLED Korean panel but hide it under an other name.

Japan looks old like its population... no reason to wake up.

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