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5G will power the Internet at home superfluous?

5G is to become a carrier of hope. The next generation of wireless is intended to act as an enabler for all sorts of Tech-dreams: virtual reality, self-steering

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5G will power the Internet at home superfluous?

5G is to become a carrier of hope. The next generation of wireless is intended to act as an enabler for all sorts of Tech-dreams: virtual reality, self-steering cars, E-Health and the smart grid will experience a serious boost as soon as this year, the first 5G networks will be switched – so the promise of the industry.

5G makes the mobile Internet very fast – even faster than a fibre connection directly into the apartment, in the house or in the office, so far the fastest possible way to the Internet. Slide the question is: does it Need the connection to home at all? Or, it is sufficient completely, if you are fast mobile network with a unlimited volume of data available? The savings potential is evident: Without the fixed-installed Internet connection and a monthly bill falls away, and you need not worry about the Internet infrastructure in their own home.

Wi-Fi via mobile Hotspot

cost-conscious Internet users, for example, students have to practice today, because it is already easy to use the Internet connection of the mobile phone with other devices. The iPhone is providing a personal Hotspot, laptop, smart TV or game consoles to connect to the Wi-Fi of the phone and the Internet use. Also in the case of Android phones there is this possibility. There it's called Tethering, mobile Hotspot or something like that.

The only remedy is, however, uniform solution, which is not suitable for continuous use so The battery of the mobile device is quickly empty, and if the owner takes his phone, is the Internet. For more permanent solutions, there are Router, for example, of Fritzbox, which function in the same way as its counterparts for ADSL, fiber, or cable TV – with the difference that it uses the data network of a mobile operator.

Nokia shows in a Video how 5G "should" change.

This is the predecessor of 5G, LTE - or 4G-Standard, neat quickly. However, it needs the appropriate mobile phone contract that meets two conditions: first, a Multi-SIM Option that is available. The saying that you get multiple SIM cards and one of them is specifically for the Router can use.

Secondly, you need an unlimited data volume: As the typical quota of a limited contract it is not enough just far, if more people use the Internet. An operating system Update is typically several Gigabytes large and can blow up the Limits. This would mean that the access is throttled or that must be paid.

"glass-fibre through the air"

In support of such solutions, the Swiss mobile operator to distinguish itself. the Sunrise promoted the "glass-fibre through the air". With the 5G, especially in rural areas with high-speed broadband in the first Phase of the Internet to tap into, says spokesman Rolf Ziebold.

The mobile operator has the Router as the Sunrise 4G+ WiFi Tower in the offer, are intended for use with the Internet supply to the home. Sunrise provides that the service "will orised in individual cases depressed", when the use of a place, the quality suffers for the other customers. This could lead to a speed reduction. The hurdles for this brake hardware, but high stresses Rolf Ziebold: "in Addition to a limited antenna capacity data volume of up to 500 GB and more of an average of three months."

Salt a Internet " box " for unlimited Internet access over 4G. With the Plus-Swiss-subscription, the additional SIM card costs CHF 10. Media spokesperson Viola Lebel points out that the multi-surf cards for customers without the Salt subscription at the Moment for a reduced price of 19.95 CHF in the month will be offered. A Limit does not have Salt for the "normal data usage, including Video Streaming". However, customers must agree to use the service only in a way that "service quality is not compromised for other customers".

The Swisscom insists on "Fair Use"

Swisscom has in their contract provisions of a "Fair Use Policy", in the it means that the provider can limit the performance of, or adjusting, if the use of "deviates significantly from the normal use". This is likely to be inevitable if a whole family or WG shares a mobile phone contract. Swisscom does not offer its own home router for LTE/4G, is not averse to this use but in full: "In individual cases, if customers use a Smartphone or Tablet, it can be useful to connect the devices via a cellular network with multi-device," explains Swisscom spokesman Armin Schädeli.

Is this the way of the future and the access to the Internet at home soon to be a discontinued model? And the mobile operator, the Development of 5G is thus in itself a leg? Swisscom CEO Urs Schäppi doesn't think so. At the presentation of the annual figures last week, he expressed the Belief that the house connection and the mobile network would complement.

"you don't want to do that to his eyes,"

Fredy Künzler from glass-fibre-connections-specialised Internet service provider Init7 is not afraid of the competition: For a bit of the mobile network is Surfing. "But as soon as you can stream high-resolution, is final. The pixel mash, or the low resolution you don't want to do that to his eyes." In addition, a reasonable home network, VPN, and its own server services, work is not reliable, nor are Games that depend on fast response times. And Künzler has a very practical reason to continue a two-pronged approach: The mobile data package, is then used as a fallback for the case that the home connection should fail. Without the it is completely offline.

An advantage of glass fiber is that they are alone. The air is referred to in the case of the wireless Transmissions as "geshartes Medium", which all customers benefit in the same place together: to Transfer a lot of people at the same time data decreases the transmission speed. If half the district is processing the evening Netflix use on the same cell tower, remains of the stunning 5G speed is not much left.

More antennas or more transmit power

That means in clear text that the mobile service provider must either build for a lot of money more antennas, or to increase the transmission power. And in fact, the mobile operator had tried in September 2018, to increase the limits. The Council of States has rejected by a narrow majority.

But the danger of more antennas or more transmit power leads to the fact that the opponents to an extension in your concerns. You do already now with abstruse Videos mood against the new Standard and push, for example, cases of bird deaths on trials with 5G. The conspiracy theories are. But for Fredy Künzler, it is clear that more 5G mobile and wireless use in place of glass fiber increases the political pressure to allow more transmit power. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 12.02.2019, 19:27 PM

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