Re: Cellular are the winners?
I've been saying for decades that wireless is the future.
1 day you'll go to Tesco's and buy a laptop with no ethernet port that has an amount (months) of cellular bandwidth in the purchase price, you'll attach to your cellular plan and that'll be it. No mucking about with home broadband or wifi passwords.
It's why fixed line phone companies (ok BT & VM) have been busy buying mobile carriers, VM had to hook up with O2, yes Telefonica wanted a buyer but VM would have been in trouble had they not hooked up.
5G is already quicker than most wired broadband right now.
look at the reality, I've already got ~50 devices in my home on wifi (tv's x 3, games consoles x2, washing machine, dish washer, lights x 5, thermostat x 2, phones x 2, tablets x 4, car, printers x 2, laptops x 4, sky boxes x 3, smart speakers x 5, cctv, smart cameras x 2, watches x 2, kids toys x 4, kindle, DVD player, av systems x 2, Garmin, that's actually just 49 off the top of my head all on 1 apple airport express timecapsule & yes I get 4k streaming everywhere even in at the edge of the garden )
the point is not many people actually connect their devices via a wire to their broadband.
My ageing iPhone X used to get 70/70 mb/s between 7am and 7pm on 3 in the worst wifi reception spot in the house which was more than my 50/x mb/s on VM I was getting at the time, 3 has gone to pot recently and is now more like 20/30 mb/s now while I get 200/20 mb/s (I got a stupid deal for £25 pm, now £33 pm) on vm.
I'd happily trade my 200/20 mb/s for a 100/100 mb/s.
a test on her iPhone 12 max on 3 5g delivered 500/400 mb/s while driving which is more than enough for all our households needs.
in a few years we won't be worrying about a fixed connection to our homes.
Remember all those claims about 5G masts in lamp posts