OBSTRUCTIONS CAN IMPACT CONNECTIVITY – The range of 5G connectivity is not great as the frequency waves are only able to travel a short distance. Added to this setback is the fact that 5G frequency is interrupted by physical obstructions such as trees, towers, walls and buildings. The obtrusions will either block, disrupt or absorb the high-frequency signals.
LIMITATIONS OF RURAL ACCESS – While 5G might bring about real connectivity for the predominantly urban areas, those living in rural settings will not necessarily benefit from the connection. As it stands, many remote areas countrywide are not able to access any form of cellular connectivity.
UPLOAD SPEEDS DON’T MATCH DOWNLOAD SPEEDS – The download speeds of 5G technology are incredibly high, in some cases up to 1.9Gbps. However, the upload speeds are rarely more than 100Mbps, which is not quite as incredible as initially touted. However, the upload speeds are rarely more than 100Mbps, which is not quite as incredible as initially touted.
DETRACTING FROM THE AESTHETICS – The erection of more cellphone towers, or extension of existing cellphone towers, is not welcomed by most communities because they are seen to diminish the overall look and feel of an area. With 5G, there is going to be a need for increased infrastructure development, which won’t necessarily be seen as a good thing for local residents.