AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint are to launch the ‘revolutionary’ 5G technology, but the question is, will people use it? Roll outs of the new technology are set to begin in Q4 of 2018 with further expansion to take place in 2019, with all four major carriers looking to make the move before their competitors. To put the new technology into context and gain a perspective on things, it is important to see the percentage of people who are aware of the 5G roll outs. Despite the excitement within the carriers and the press, a recent study shows over half of the respondents who claim they did not know about the rise of the new technology, with 59% people claiming they were unaware on the horizon of 5G. Interestingly enough, out of the 4 major carriers, T-Mobile have the highest percentage of subscribers to their company who are aware of the 5G rollout with 48.2% of people reporting that they understood that carriers are working on the availability of the new technology.
So people are aware, but how many of them actually have an understanding of the benefits of the technology? Around a fifth of respondents felt they have a strong understanding of the benefits of the 5G service. Only 10.4% of the total respondents thought they understood 5G very well, while a huge 55.6% of respondents felt they had little or no clarity on the new high-speed technology.