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Sprint Sues AT&T Over Its Bullshit 5G Branding

Richard Lawler, reporting for Engadget:

In its claim, Sprint said it commissioned a survey that found 54 percent of consumers believed the “5GE” networks were the same as or better than 5G, and that 43 percent think if they buy an AT&T phone today it will be 5G capable, even though neither of those things are true. Sprint’s argument is that what AT&T is doing is damaging the reputation of 5G, while it works to build out what it calls a “legitimate early entry into the 5G network space.”

I don’t understand why Apple is participating in this charade. It’d be more honest for iOS to indicate this with a poop emoji in the status bar than with “5GE”.

Friday, 8 February 2019