2020 is year that many people are looking forward to for various reasons. One reason is that 2020 is supposedly the year when 5G service will launch around the world. Or is it? According to 5G New Radio (5G NR), whose 5G platform is expected to become the global standard, the next-gen wireless service might actually be ready to go by 2019. That is one year earlier than expected. This was repeated by some of the two-dozen or so companies that belong to the 5G NR such as Qualcomm, AT&T, Sprint, Intel and Deutsche Telekom. The nation’s largest carrier, Verizon, has its own standards for 5G.