In NYTimes podcast, The Daily Feb 25, 2019, they make the point that military dominance in the cold war was defined by counting nuclear missiles, but now military power of decades to come will be defined by networks, and who controls 5G will dominate.
This made wonder about what exactly is so groundbreaking about the 5G technology that puts it at the center of a new arms race among global superpowers. 5G sounds like some pretty cool tech, but the developed world already has some pretty sophisticated networks. To me, it seems like 5G is a bit better than what 4G delivers, but apparently governments do not view it this way. So, from a technology standpoint, why is 5G a bigger deal than the previous generations of wireless technology?
Note: I'm a technology enthusiasts excited to talk about the tech, not the politics of the tech.