Cities around the world are “lighting up” with 5G networks…
In Europe, there are now more than 300 5G deployments. South Korea has them in 174 cities, covering nearly the whole country. Even Australia has these networks in 12 cities.
In the U.S., 43 cities—including New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.—are live with 5G. All told, there are now 854 5G network systems worldwide.
This is a critical juncture now. We’re starting to enter the “final phase” of the 5G boom.
And today, I’ll reveal what this phase is—and why it’ll hand investors the biggest gains from the 5G revolution…
The 5G rollout is a revolutionary upgrade for our wireless technology. On average, 5G speeds will be 100 times faster than today’s 4G speeds.
Our own 5G field test confirms this. Take a look at the video demonstration below…
In the Minneapolis area, early 5G services are live. And one of my analysts visited the Mall of America to get a firsthand look.
As you can see, download speeds eclipsed 700 megabits per second (Mbps). The peak speed was 717 Mbps. For comparison, the global average 4G speed is 10 Mbps.
That means this early 5G test in Minneapolis is nearly 72 times faster than the global average.
And keep in mind, 5G networks aren’t fully built out yet. Download speeds will likely reach 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) once they’re complete.
The coverage won’t always be perfect. But by the end of 2020, we’ll wonder how we ever survived without 5G speeds.
It’ll be like internet users today looking back at dial-up connections over phone lines after years of fast, broadband connections.
So 5G isn’t just evolutionary—it’s revolutionary. And it’s arriving in three phases…
Phases One and Two
Phase 1 of the 5G rollout is wireless network infrastructure. This is the foundation of 5G.
Every month, cities around the world go live with 5G wireless networks. Heavily trafficked areas are first.
Think major tourist spots and business districts. Even influential spots like the White House are 5G-enabled now.
Once this network infrastructure is in place, we move into Phase 2—the devices phase.
Companies are launching 5G-enabled devices to run on these networks. Most don’t know this, but none of the 3.3 billion non-5G smartphones on earth will work on 5G networks. Consumers will have to buy new devices.
And these products are starting to hit the market. Samsung, LG, Motorola, and other companies currently have 5G devices for sale today.
Even Apple has confirmed it’ll launch 5G-enabled iPhones in late 2020. So expect to see more of these devices in the months ahead.
Phases 1 and 2 are well underway. Very soon, we’ll enter the final phase of the 5G boom. And I expect the largest and fastest returns to be made from 5G in this phase…
The Final Phase
Phase 3 of the 5G boom is the rollout of 5G services. I’m talking about entirely new applications to take advantage of lightning-fast 5G speeds. And history shows this is the most significant part of any wireless buildout.
The last phase of the 4G rollout took place around the middle of the decade. With 4G, mobile speeds were finally fast enough to give us services we take for granted today.
The speed and bandwidth of 3G networks simply weren’t enough. 4G enabled things like ride-hailing services from Uber and Lyft and FaceTime video calls with friends and family.
It also enabled services like GoToMeeting and Webex. They’re useful for the business world—especially with team members working at different locations.
Facebook took advantage of Phase 3 of the 4G rollout, too. You may not know this, but 96% of Facebook’s users access the site over mobile devices. Thanks to 4G networks, scrolling through your Facebook feed on a smartphone became a seamless experience.
These companies either wouldn’t exist, or they’d be a fraction of the size they are today if not for 4G networks. And 5G has incredible performance gains in speed and radically reduced latency (delays) compared to 4G.
So 5G wireless networks will enable services not possible on current networks—applications that might seem like science fiction today.
We could soon see fleets of self-driving and remotely controlled semitrucks rolling down the highway.
Surgeons will operate on patients thousands of miles away by controlling robotic arms.
And one day, you’ll “holo-commute” to work. A holographic projection of you will be “beamed in” to your next meeting.
All told, 5G will deliver more than $12 trillion in wealth. It’s not just another so-so network upgrade. It’s a new era of technological innovation.
Industries will be disrupted. Entirely new ones will be launched. And yes, fortunes will be made.
I can’t think of a better time to be a 5G investor. With cities around the world lighting up with 5G networks every month, 5G awareness is hitting the mainstream.
Institutional funds, hedge funds, and other smart money will start to invest heavily in companies benefitting from the 5G wireless boom.
Everyday investors have a rare opportunity to invest before that happens. And that time is right now.
Editor, Exponential Tech Investor
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