According to Backchannel: "5G" is a marketing term. There is no 5G standard -- yet. The
International Telecommunications Union plans to have standards ready by
2020. So for the moment "5G" refers to a handful of different kinds of
technologies that are predicted, but not guaranteed, to emerge at some point in the next 3 to 7 years.
(3GPP, a carrier consortium that will be contributing to the ITU
process, said last year that until an actual standard exists, '"5G' will
remain a marketing & industry term that companies will use as they
see fit." At least they're candid.) At the moment, advertising something
as "5G" carries no greater significance than saying it's "blazing fast"
or "next generation" -- nut because "5G" sounds technical, it's good
for sales. We are a long way away from actual deployment. [...] Second,
this "wireless fiber" will never happen unless we have... more fiber.
Real fiber, in the form of fiber optic cables reaching businesses and
homes. (This is the "last mile" problem; fiber already runs between
It's just plain physics. In order to work, 99% of any "5G" wireless
deployment will have to be fiber running very close to every home and
business. The high-frequency spectrum the carriers are planning to use
wobbles billions of times a second but travels incredibly short
distances and gets interfered with easily. So it's great at carrying
loads of information -- every wobble can be imprinted with data -- but
can't go very far at all.
Most security people rank United Games somewhere between digital Multi Level Marketing and a Ponzi scheme. Doesn't look like you could lose too much money. The security implications of tying a Ponzi scheme to a phone app that could potentially access location and other information are kind of interesting.
Oh, and most of the domains on page one and two of Google seem to be fabricated "reviews" of United Games that turn into sales pitches. Really good SEO.
And possibly fake people?
"Included on most aircraft registrations is a mysterious name, Robert
Lindley. He is listed as chief executive and has at least three distinct
signatures among the companies. Two documents include a signature for
Robert Taylor, which is strikingly similar to one of Lindley's three
This AP link has a list of the fake companies: OTV Leasing OBR Leasing PXW Services KQM Aviation LCB Leasing NBR Aviation FVX Research RKT Productions NBY Productions PSL Surveys NG Research