Samsung and Qualcomm talk realistic expectations for 5G in 2019

The 5G hype at CES has developed every year, becoming unavoidable and almost unbearable over the past two shows. This year was the same – we saw organizations report more partnerships and rollout plans, just as the launch of new 5G mobile hotspots and synetworking chipsets. AT&T even pre-emptively begun pushing out a supposed 5G Evolution signal logo to a few phones on its network, which drew analysis over the industry, particularly from rivals like T-Mobile and Verizon. Indeed, 5G will move toward becoming reality in 2019 – that much the industry can all agree on. However, what precisely would we say we are hoping to see in 2019? Sensibly, will’s identity ready to experience true 5G this year, what will the performance difference be and, vitally, what amount of will it cost? Samsung’s Derek Johnston and Qualcomm’s Durga Malladi joined us on stage at CES 2019 to discuss the advantages, challenges and what to expect of 5G in 2019.