5G is going to be huge. VERY HUGE.
Something very important happened in 2007, the upgrade to 3G wireless networks from 2G connected your phone to the Internet through wireless carriers like Verizon and AT-&-T. While the step up from 1G – to – 2G allowed cell phone signals to go from voice analog to digital, the next-gen 3G network enabled Internet smartphones to be born. 3G was a game-changer.
At a MacWorld Expo in January of 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the very first touchscreen smartphone to the world – the Internet-ready iPhone, which allowed end-users to watch movies, download songs, store photos, and access email, calendars, and contact software.
This was revolutionary.
That enormous breakthrough – which we already take for granted today – was just 11 years ago. Without the 3G network, the smartphone as we know it wouldn’t exist.
Upon the debut of the very first touchscreen smartphone (the iPhone) in Apple’s 2007 unveiling, Steve Jobs summed it up best:
“This is a day I’ve been looking forward to for two and a half years,” said Mr. Jobs. “Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything.”
While guys like Steve Ballmer of Microsoft completely dissed and underestimated the iPhone/smartphone revolution in 2007, Steve Jobs was right, and the smartphone has indeed been a revolutionary product with the advent of 3G.
Investors who bought and held Apple shares upon the release of the iPhone in 2007 would be up a staggering 1,700% today, which equates to an annualized return of 30%, even though the iPhone was released right before the biggest crash in history.
In 2018, we are on 4G LTE wireless networks. 4G has ushered in an era of better/faster mobile Internet usage and applications than its predecessor 3G. However, while 4G has ramped up capacity and data speeds, 4G LTE hasn’t been a game-changing event, nor was it anticipated to be.
Going back to what Steve Jobs said as he unveiled the iPhone in 2007, “every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along to change everything.” This can be applied to the PRESENT.
A revolutionary new tech platform is coming, and by the end of THIS YEAR, it will start to change EVERYTHING. Like the unveiling of the iPhone, it will produce revolutionary change.
The game-changing revolutionary tech enabler on its way in 2019 is the next-gen wireless 5G network.
My advice to you is if you do ANYTHING, don’t discount 5G as an investor or end-user. If you do, you’re going to look as ridiculous as Steve Ballmer does now for dissing the unveiling of the iPhone/smartphone in 2007.
Once 5G is ready, wireless networks are going to be far more transformative than going from 1G/2G voice networks to 3G enabling the smartphone. 5G will be a game-changer, and there will be earth-shaking results like the iPhone was for investors and end-users. The enormous innovation 5G will propel will be mind-blowing.
In fact, FMT Investment Advisory believes what 5G will enable is going to be as transformative as the automobile or electricity.
It’s going to be that HUGE.
5G, like 4G LTE, will unquestionably enhance today’s mobile broadband speed, capacity, and services. But its capabilities are going to go far beyond that of anything we’ve ever seen.
5G is going to have monumental implications across a variety of end products, entire industries, and an entirely new ecosystem in many cases that could not have existed in the past without it.
Just one advantage 5G will have over 4G is it can support a 100x increase in traffic capacity and network efficiency, among many other huge advantages. A real-world example of what 5G can enable is the broad adoption of autonomous cars. Without the 5G capacity, wide-scale autonomous cars in the marketplace are but a pipe dream.
With 5G, the future is wide open, and it is going to change everything. It is time to wake up to it as an investor, starting now.
As Rockefeller noted back in his day, there are going to be some big winners here. 5G will start to become a commercial reality in 2019, and 550 million people will be connected to it by 2022, along with industries using its capabilities like nothing we’ve ever seen.
5G will forever change how we view the world and it is upon us now.
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It’s inevitable… 5G is going to touch your life – that much is a given. But will 5G touch your portfolio and help move your net worth higher, too?
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Nicolas Green, CIO