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5G? Is coming into home automation? Will it replace WiFi?

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Lots of talk and expectation of 5G outside the home and in the business world; will it replace or have a place in home automation soon? What happens to other protocols?

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To me 5G means cell phone system which means a monthly fee.    Now is that fee per device or group of devices or ????     Also the battery required to reach the nearest 5G tower/antenna is almost certainly going to be significant unless you're a block or two away.

So me?   I'd stick with the free, known protocols such as Zigbee or Zwave or RJ45.

Also being a thrifty kinaa person I always look at those monthly fees with a great deal of skepticism.   $5 hear and $30 there can add up over a year.   Lots of red wine can be purchased instead of monthly fees.  <smile>

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