What Is 5G? Understanding The Next-Gen Wireless System Set To Enable Our Connected Future

The next generation of wireless technology will offer new consumer and business applications, with near real-time connectivity.

In the last decade, 4G wireless technology has become the standard for many mobile consumers around the world.

From social media platforms like Snap and Instagram to transportation apps like Uber and Lyft, many companies have benefited tremendously from the reliable connectivity and speed provided by today’s 4G systems.

While this fourth generation of wireless technology has paved the way for new mediums of mobile consumption, it does have limitations. Over the next decade, the rise of connected (IoT) devices will require networks to transmit massive sums of data in near real-time.

The next generation of wireless technology, known as 5G, will allow just that.

Early 5G deployment is expected in 2018, but widespread implementation may take the better part of a decade.

Even so, corporates are increasingly focused on this technology: according to CB Insights’ Earnings Transcript tool, “5G” was collectively mentioned over 900 times on Q1’18 earnings calls, up 70% from Q4’17.

Corporates like Nokia, Qualcomm, Ericsson, Broadcom, and Verizon have all discussed the implications of 5G, as well as plans for technology and/or service deployment.

We dive into the background of wireless technology, the introduction of 5G, and how the next generation of connectivity will come to be.

Título: What Is 5G? Understanding The Next-Gen Wireless System Set To Enable Our Connected Future
Actualizado: octubre 4th, 2018
Autor: Telecom Iberica
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