Is 5G a threat to cable? But cable companies like Comcast and Charter shouldn’t be too concerned—at least according to the analysts at Jefferies. “We continue to believe the threat of 5G to wired BB is overblown,” the analysts wrote in a note about Comcast late last month, following Verizon’s 5G Home announcement.
Will 6G replace Wi-Fi? New wireless communication standards emerge about every decade, and 6G is expected to come into play around 2030. But nothing is set in stone—even the term “6G” could come out of favor and eventually be replaced by something else.
Will 5G replace cable TV? This means that 5G can replace cable Internet in some places, which would be detrimental to the cable TV business model. However, things aren’t as black and white. There are some significant disadvantages to 5G that might help keep cable TV companies and their wired Internet connections.
Is 5G faster than home Wi-Fi? In its W-Fi vs. 5G testing Opensignal found 5G mmWave is fastest over all Wi-Fi and in both directions, though home/office Wi-Fi is faster than sub 6 GHz 5G in both directions. Even 4G LTE is faster than public Wi-Fi for downloads, while public and home/office Wi-Fi uploads are faster than those for LTE.