This introduction means 5G deployments will now accelerate — Verizon pretty much confirmed this with news of its plans. It’s a pattern very likely be repeated globally, though there may still be a little disappointment given that different nations are using slightly different iterations of the standard. Previous network improvements have rolled out in a similar fashion. These things will pass.
For enterprise professionals, 5G will deliver more secure and — perhaps — more reliable connectivity to get work done wherever they happen to be (subject to contractual limitations and bandwidth charges). It could be a cold glass of water in the desert if you don’t have good broadband but do have good mobile connectivity.
What’s more important is that the move will accelerate innovation in the 5G space. Switched-on enterprises will want to explore how 5G can be exploited beside Apple’s other tools to deliver new experiences and generate new business, while early-adopting businesses will now begin to bring the first iterations of what they have been working on to the public.
It’s also nice to note the use of the Ceramic Shield, which I guess won’t accentuate the 5G signal. With any luck we won’t in the future be told, “You’re holding it wrong.”