‘There’s zero chance that 5G is a ubiquitous technology’ by 2021

“There is a zero chance that 5G is a ubiquitous technology” by 2021, Moffett said Tuesday in a “Squawk Box” interview. “The standards of 5G were set for insanely wide blocks of spectrum,” he explained. Verizon turned on its 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis earlier this month, at an additional cost of $10 for customers with existing unlimited plans. So far this year, AT&T stock is up about 12%, but down 8% over the past 12 months. Verizon shares are up nearly 4% in 2019 and almost 20% higher


“There is a zero chance that 5G is a ubiquitous technology” by 2021, Moffett said Tuesday in a “Squawk Box” interview. “The standards of 5G were set for insanely wide blocks of spectrum,” he explained. Verizon turned on its 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis earlier this month, at an additional cost of $10 for customers with existing unlimited plans. So far this year, AT&T stock is up about 12%, but down 8% over the past 12 months. Verizon shares are up nearly 4% in 2019 and almost 20% higher
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'There's zero chance that 5G is a ubiquitous technology' by 2021

There’s no chance that fifth generation wireless, or 5G, will become available everywhere in two years’ time, according to Craig Moffett, who has been a leading telecommunications analyst for years.

Moffett, co-founder of boutique research firm MoffettNathanson, is skeptical that Verizon and other telecom companies can make the transition because spectrum — the range of frequencies an operator network is allowed to radiate — is not sufficient enough in the U.S. to completely support 5G mobile.

“There is a zero chance that 5G is a ubiquitous technology” by 2021, Moffett said Tuesday in a “Squawk Box” interview.

“The standards of 5G were set for insanely wide blocks of spectrum,” he explained. “You can’t find insanely wide blocks of spectrum anywhere but these stratospheric high frequencies.”

The 5G standard is meant to be at least 50 times faster than its 4G predecessor. Competition to move to the new technology is fierce.

Verizon turned on its 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis earlier this month, at an additional cost of $10 for customers with existing unlimited plans. Earlier this month, AT&T said its 5G service went live in parts of seven more cities — Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose.

Moffett appeared on CNBC shortly after Verizon posted first-quarter earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations. It raised its 2019 profit forecast.

The MoffettNathanson analyst said Verizon is a “fully valued” stock, but more favorable than AT&T.

So far this year, AT&T stock is up about 12%, but down 8% over the past 12 months. Verizon shares are up nearly 4% in 2019 and almost 20% higher over 12 months.


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‘There’s zero chance that 5G is a ubiquitous technology’ by 2021

“There is a zero chance that 5G is a ubiquitous technology” by 2021, Moffett said Tuesday in a “Squawk Box” interview. “The standards of 5G were set for insanely wide blocks of spectrum,” he explained. Verizon turned on its 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis earlier this month, at an additional cost of $10 for customers with existing unlimited plans. So far this year, AT&T stock is up about 12%, but down 8% over the past 12 months. Verizon shares are up nearly 4% in 2019 and almost 20% higher


“There is a zero chance that 5G is a ubiquitous technology” by 2021, Moffett said Tuesday in a “Squawk Box” interview. “The standards of 5G were set for insanely wide blocks of spectrum,” he explained. Verizon turned on its 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis earlier this month, at an additional cost of $10 for customers with existing unlimited plans. So far this year, AT&T stock is up about 12%, but down 8% over the past 12 months. Verizon shares are up nearly 4% in 2019 and almost 20% higher
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'There's zero chance that 5G is a ubiquitous technology' by 2021

There’s no chance that fifth generation wireless, or 5G, will become available everywhere in two years’ time, according to Craig Moffett, who has been a leading telecommunications analyst for years.

Moffett, co-founder of boutique research firm MoffettNathanson, is skeptical that Verizon and other telecom companies can make the transition because spectrum — the range of frequencies an operator network is allowed to radiate — is not sufficient enough in the U.S. to completely support 5G mobile.

“There is a zero chance that 5G is a ubiquitous technology” by 2021, Moffett said Tuesday in a “Squawk Box” interview.

“The standards of 5G were set for insanely wide blocks of spectrum,” he explained. “You can’t find insanely wide blocks of spectrum anywhere but these stratospheric high frequencies.”

The 5G standard is meant to be at least 50 times faster than its 4G predecessor. Competition to move to the new technology is fierce.

Verizon turned on its 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis earlier this month, at an additional cost of $10 for customers with existing unlimited plans. Earlier this month, AT&T said its 5G service went live in parts of seven more cities — Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose.

Moffett appeared on CNBC shortly after Verizon posted first-quarter earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations. It raised its 2019 profit forecast.

The MoffettNathanson analyst said Verizon is a “fully valued” stock, but more favorable than AT&T.

So far this year, AT&T stock is up about 12%, but down 8% over the past 12 months. Verizon shares are up nearly 4% in 2019 and almost 20% higher over 12 months.


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Russia’s hack into the US election was surprisingly inexpensive, Mueller report shows

Beginning in March 2016, units of Russia’s military intelligence unit known as GRU hacked the computers and email accounts of organizations, employees and volunteers supporting the Clinton presidential campaign, including the email account of campaign chairman John Podesta, the Mueller report said. The Russian group also hacked the computer networks of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The spoof website might ask for personal deta


Beginning in March 2016, units of Russia’s military intelligence unit known as GRU hacked the computers and email accounts of organizations, employees and volunteers supporting the Clinton presidential campaign, including the email account of campaign chairman John Podesta, the Mueller report said. The Russian group also hacked the computer networks of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The spoof website might ask for personal deta
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Russia's hack into the US election was surprisingly inexpensive, Mueller report shows

Beginning in March 2016, units of Russia’s military intelligence unit known as GRU hacked the computers and email accounts of organizations, employees and volunteers supporting the Clinton presidential campaign, including the email account of campaign chairman John Podesta, the Mueller report said.

The Russian group also hacked the computer networks of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Initially, the GRU employed a hacking technique known as spearphishing. That’s when a hacker sends an email to a person that contains something like a link to a fake website or an attachment. When a person clicks that link or downloads that document, it could lead to malicious software being installed on that person’s computer or mobile device. The spoof website might ask for personal details about a person, which could include passwords to certain services they use.

Once the hackers were into the DCCC network after a successful spearphishing attempt, they were also able to get into the DNC network. From there, they implanted malicious software, which was able to log keystrokes, take screenshots, and gather other data about the infected computers. In this way, the GRU was able to steal thousands of documents from the Democrat campaign, including emails, which ended up on various online platforms including WikiLeaks.


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Russia’s hack into the US election was surprisingly inexpensive, Mueller report shows

Beginning in March 2016, units of Russia’s military intelligence unit known as GRU hacked the computers and email accounts of organizations, employees and volunteers supporting the Clinton presidential campaign, including the email account of campaign chairman John Podesta, the Mueller report said. The Russian group also hacked the computer networks of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The spoof website might ask for personal deta


Beginning in March 2016, units of Russia’s military intelligence unit known as GRU hacked the computers and email accounts of organizations, employees and volunteers supporting the Clinton presidential campaign, including the email account of campaign chairman John Podesta, the Mueller report said. The Russian group also hacked the computer networks of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The spoof website might ask for personal deta
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Russia's hack into the US election was surprisingly inexpensive, Mueller report shows

Beginning in March 2016, units of Russia’s military intelligence unit known as GRU hacked the computers and email accounts of organizations, employees and volunteers supporting the Clinton presidential campaign, including the email account of campaign chairman John Podesta, the Mueller report said.

The Russian group also hacked the computer networks of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Initially, the GRU employed a hacking technique known as spearphishing. That’s when a hacker sends an email to a person that contains something like a link to a fake website or an attachment. When a person clicks that link or downloads that document, it could lead to malicious software being installed on that person’s computer or mobile device. The spoof website might ask for personal details about a person, which could include passwords to certain services they use.

Once the hackers were into the DCCC network after a successful spearphishing attempt, they were also able to get into the DNC network. From there, they implanted malicious software, which was able to log keystrokes, take screenshots, and gather other data about the infected computers. In this way, the GRU was able to steal thousands of documents from the Democrat campaign, including emails, which ended up on various online platforms including WikiLeaks.


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Sri Lanka says attacks carried out by suicide bombers, international network involved

Seven suicide bombers took part in the attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, an investigator said on Monday, while a government spokesman said an international network was involved. Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said an international network was involved, but did not elaborate. “There was an international network without which these attacks could not have succeeded.” Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe acknowledged on Sunday th


Seven suicide bombers took part in the attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, an investigator said on Monday, while a government spokesman said an international network was involved. Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said an international network was involved, but did not elaborate. “There was an international network without which these attacks could not have succeeded.” Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe acknowledged on Sunday th
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Sri Lanka says attacks carried out by suicide bombers, international network involved

Seven suicide bombers took part in the attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, an investigator said on Monday, while a government spokesman said an international network was involved.

Two of the suicide bombers blew themselves up at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel on Colombo’s seafront, said Ariyananda Welianga, a senior official at the government’s forensic division. The others targeted three churches and two other hotels.

A fourth hotel and a house in a suburb of the capital Colombo were also targeted, but it was not immediately clear how those attacks were carried out.

“Still the investigations are going on,” Welianga said.

There was no claim of responsibility for the Easter Sunday attacks, which mainly took place during church services or when hotel guests were sitting down for breakfast buffets.

“Guests who had come for breakfast were lying on the floor, blood all over,” an employee at Kingsbury Hotel, one of those targeted, told Reuters.

“We just picked up everyone, dead or alive and evacuated them.” Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said an international network was involved, but did not elaborate.

“We do not believe these attacks were carried out by a group of people who were confined to this country,” Senaratne said. “There was an international network without which these attacks could not have succeeded.”

The president, Maithripala Sirisena, said in a statement the country will seek foreign assistance to track the international links.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe acknowledged on Sunday that the government had some prior information about possible attacks on churches involving a little-known local Islamist group.

A domestic intelligence report dated April 11 and seen by Reuters said a foreign intelligence agency had warned Sri Lankan authorities of possible attacks.

Four of the bombs went off at roughly the same time on Sunday, at 8.45 a.m., with two others coming within 20 minutes. The explosions at the fourth hotel and the house were in the afternoon.

Most of the dead and wounded were Sri Lankans although government officials said 32 foreigners were killed, including British, U.S., Turkish, Indian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch and Portuguese nationals.

Denmark’s richest man Anders Holch Povlsen and his wife lost three of their four children in the attacks, a spokesman for Povlsen’s fashion firm said.

The U.S. State Department said in a travel advisory “terrorist groups” were continuing to plot possible attacks in Sri Lanka and targets could include tourist spots, transport hubs, shopping malls, hotels, places of worship, airports and other public areas.

The government announced a curfew in Colombo from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. Separately, the president said a nationwide emergency will go into effect at midnight local time on Monday, granting police and the military extensive powers to detain and interrogate suspects without court orders.


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Verizon’s new 5G network is ‘confusing’ and ‘difficult,’ according to early tests

Verizon activated its new 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis on Wednesday. CNET tested Verizon’s early 5G network with a Moto Z3 phone and a $200 5G accessory that’s required to get it to work with the network right now. “Even carefully positioned a few feet away from the 5G node, the large on-screen icon exclaiming Verizon’s 5G network toggled back and forth from 4G to 5G,” CNET said. So, unlike 4G LTE, right now you don’t see the 5G icon even in a coverage area. There’s only one 5G phone on


Verizon activated its new 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis on Wednesday. CNET tested Verizon’s early 5G network with a Moto Z3 phone and a $200 5G accessory that’s required to get it to work with the network right now. “Even carefully positioned a few feet away from the 5G node, the large on-screen icon exclaiming Verizon’s 5G network toggled back and forth from 4G to 5G,” CNET said. So, unlike 4G LTE, right now you don’t see the 5G icon even in a coverage area. There’s only one 5G phone on
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Verizon's new 5G network is 'confusing' and 'difficult,' according to early tests

Verizon activated its new 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis on Wednesday. It’s supposed to be much faster — the future of the way we use our phones and mobile devices — but early tests from CNET and The Verge in Chicago suggest it isn’t very good yet.

CNET tested Verizon’s early 5G network with a Moto Z3 phone and a $200 5G accessory that’s required to get it to work with the network right now.

“Even carefully positioned a few feet away from the 5G node, the large on-screen icon exclaiming Verizon’s 5G network toggled back and forth from 4G to 5G,” CNET said. “After two hours, we had run maybe one clean Speedtest.net app side by side with the Galaxy S10 Plus.” Samsung’s phone is a 4G LTE device.

The Verge said, “coverage is so extremely sparse that, for right now, I’d caution anyone against buying the 5G Moto Mod and paying Verizon an extra $10 every month to receive 5G,” even though it found “blazing fast data speeds.”

Verizon explained to CNBC why the network might have dropped in and out, but cautioned it did not know where the news outlets tested its network.

“When people try and look for coverage, the way the icon works on the phone is different than it works in the past,” Mike Haberman, Verizon’s vice president of network engineering, told CNBC, noting that the icon that shows a 5G connection only appears when you try to use 5G. So, unlike 4G LTE, right now you don’t see the 5G icon even in a coverage area. That will change in a couple of years.

But even where there was an indication of coverage, the network appeared to fail.

CNET found download speeds for a game took about the same on 5G and LTE networks, and downloading a movie on Netflix didn’t work. The site said the network felt like a “rush job” and called the experience “frustrating,” “confusing” and “absolutely insane,” even though it noticed download speeds coming in toward 600 megabits per second at times, on par with what Verizon is promising.

“There could have been an issue with the server or wherever the game was,” Haberman said. “That’s why people are using Speedtest because that rules out all of the other stuff. As you deploy these technologies, the other half of the ecosystem has to evolve as well.” Of course, Speedtest may show fast data speeds, but that doesn’t actually mean much for consumers if they can’t actually use those speeds yet.

These are very early tests of the network, and networks take time to build.

For example, 4G LTE rolled out over a couple of years and people experienced similar issues when it was new. Eventually, 5G will be able to solve one huge pain point for consumers: capacity. Right now, if you’re in a crowded place like a football stadium, you might have a hard time placing a call or getting data. Haberman said 5G adds enough capacity that customers won’t have to worry about that problem. That capacity will also allow more devices to connect in places like smart cities, which means city lights, pollution sensors, cameras and more can all run on the network at the same time without worry of network overcrowding.

There’s only one 5G phone on Verizon right now, but Verizon has an early exclusive on the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, which will launch in the second half of this year. Until then, it sounds like you don’t need to rush to get a 5G device.

Read more on CNET and The Verge.


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Verizon activated its new 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis on Wednesday. CNET tested Verizon’s early 5G network with a Moto Z3 phone and a $200 5G accessory that’s required to get it to work with the network right now. “Even carefully positioned a few feet away from the 5G node, the large on-screen icon exclaiming Verizon’s 5G network toggled back and forth from 4G to 5G,” CNET said. So, unlike 4G LTE, right now you don’t see the 5G icon even in a coverage area. There’s only one 5G phone on


Verizon activated its new 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis on Wednesday. CNET tested Verizon’s early 5G network with a Moto Z3 phone and a $200 5G accessory that’s required to get it to work with the network right now. “Even carefully positioned a few feet away from the 5G node, the large on-screen icon exclaiming Verizon’s 5G network toggled back and forth from 4G to 5G,” CNET said. So, unlike 4G LTE, right now you don’t see the 5G icon even in a coverage area. There’s only one 5G phone on
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Verizon's new 5G network is 'confusing' and 'difficult,' according to early tests

Verizon activated its new 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis on Wednesday. It’s supposed to be much faster — the future of the way we use our phones and mobile devices — but early tests from CNET and The Verge in Chicago suggest it isn’t very good yet.

CNET tested Verizon’s early 5G network with a Moto Z3 phone and a $200 5G accessory that’s required to get it to work with the network right now.

“Even carefully positioned a few feet away from the 5G node, the large on-screen icon exclaiming Verizon’s 5G network toggled back and forth from 4G to 5G,” CNET said. “After two hours, we had run maybe one clean Speedtest.net app side by side with the Galaxy S10 Plus.” Samsung’s phone is a 4G LTE device.

The Verge said, “coverage is so extremely sparse that, for right now, I’d caution anyone against buying the 5G Moto Mod and paying Verizon an extra $10 every month to receive 5G,” even though it found “blazing fast data speeds.”

Verizon explained to CNBC why the network might have dropped in and out, but cautioned it did not know where the news outlets tested its network.

“When people try and look for coverage, the way the icon works on the phone is different than it works in the past,” Mike Haberman, Verizon’s vice president of network engineering, told CNBC, noting that the icon that shows a 5G connection only appears when you try to use 5G. So, unlike 4G LTE, right now you don’t see the 5G icon even in a coverage area. That will change in a couple of years.

But even where there was an indication of coverage, the network appeared to fail.

CNET found download speeds for a game took about the same on 5G and LTE networks, and downloading a movie on Netflix didn’t work. The site said the network felt like a “rush job” and called the experience “frustrating,” “confusing” and “absolutely insane,” even though it noticed download speeds coming in toward 600 megabits per second at times, on par with what Verizon is promising.

“There could have been an issue with the server or wherever the game was,” Haberman said. “That’s why people are using Speedtest because that rules out all of the other stuff. As you deploy these technologies, the other half of the ecosystem has to evolve as well.” Of course, Speedtest may show fast data speeds, but that doesn’t actually mean much for consumers if they can’t actually use those speeds yet.

These are very early tests of the network, and networks take time to build.

For example, 4G LTE rolled out over a couple of years and people experienced similar issues when it was new. Eventually, 5G will be able to solve one huge pain point for consumers: capacity. Right now, if you’re in a crowded place like a football stadium, you might have a hard time placing a call or getting data. Haberman said 5G adds enough capacity that customers won’t have to worry about that problem. That capacity will also allow more devices to connect in places like smart cities, which means city lights, pollution sensors, cameras and more can all run on the network at the same time without worry of network overcrowding.

There’s only one 5G phone on Verizon right now, but Verizon has an early exclusive on the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, which will launch in the second half of this year. Until then, it sounds like you don’t need to rush to get a 5G device.

Read more on CNET and The Verge.


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