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Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 3:05 AM

Will 5g end throttling? / Throttling unnecessary

The world is moving to 5g....cell towers have upgraded to 100 and 1000 Gig fiber links and infrastructure  and even faster...So the question now for those of who frequently hotspot our phones, has any consideration been given to doing away with throttling altogether? Here's the deal....throttling is 'promoted' as a means to limit traffic once you hit whatever your account gives you. I think ATT currently will only go as high as 20 gig used and then throttle with  their highest dollar per month wireless plan. T-mobile will go up to 50 gig before throttling...With 5 g coming and the obvious implications (people using wireless whether on their cellular plan or tethering or hotspotting, either way) consuming lots of data. The infrastructures are in place or will be in place to handle it all. The prospect of course, is that with that much bandwidth, a person could potentially use 5 g exclusively at home on all their pcs,etc , on their phone...where ever. Data useage if by phone only will go up, so the traffic is there, regardless if you are using the phone as a hotspot or not, and we know the infrastructure is handling it at any given minute of any given day when any number of 'throttled' users reset to 0 via their plan....So, has the day come at last to end throttling and enter a new era of 5 g connectivity via one account at home, on your phone or where ever? 

ACE - Sage


117.1K Messages

5 years ago

All carriers are using repriotization now, not throttling.  AT&T and Verizon at 22 gigs.  

In 2 to 5 years when 5G is widely available, it might mean reduced reprioritization. 

The first offers of 5G at home is just as expensive as current cellular plans.  It’s years away till this is a widely offered alternate to home internet 


ACE - Expert


23.9K Messages

5 years ago

5g is a reason to RAISE prices

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