Fifth generation wireless is coming with speeds 10–100X faster than we have today.
What this means for the pay-TV industry: More competition. Cable companies are going into wireless (see Comcast) and wireless companies are going into pay-TV (see AT&T).
Big threat: If a wireless company like Verizon is able to offer fast home broadband delivered via mobile, then the number of home broadband options jumps from 1–2 to 4–5 overnight.
Remember: The majority of profit for pay-TV providers comes from selling broadband rather than the actual pay-TV service.
Watch: How it works: 5G