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How Can Local Governments Adjust to the Rapid Shift to 5G?

With the emergence of 5G technology, cities all over the world are rapidly transforming, and local governments are scrambling to adjust. David Witkowski, an expert in wireless telecommunications and Co-Chair of the Deployment Working Group at IEEE Future Networks, recently sat down with IEEE Future Networks to discuss how the shift to 5G will impact […]

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East Asia Ushers Expansion of 5G

The East Asian consumer market is leading the way in 5G, according to a recent GSMA Intelligence Brief. With almost 20% of connections in the nation currently using 5G, South Korea has the world’s largest 5G network. China dominates in terms of volume at over 200 million connections. While Japanese operators launched late in March […]

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U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Releases Update to Automotive Cyber Security Best Practices

As vehicles become more connected with high-tech computer systems and software, there’s increasing concern about cyber security. Many governments are beginning to issue automotive cyber security best practices and regulations. In June 2020, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) adopted a pair of automotive cyber security regulations into the World Forum for Harmonization […]

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U.S. Launches Projects to Test and Expand 5G 

In October, the United States announced a pair of ambitious projects to expand and test 5G in rural regions and on U.S. military bases. At the end of the month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order intended to help expand 5G in rural America. The “5G Fund for Rural America” (“5G Fund”) will […]

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Innovative Smart Grid Projects Launch in Canada and Sweden

The smart grid is a digitized electrical grid that allows for two-way communication between the utility and the consumer. While the smart grid can provide a greener, cost-effective solution to humanity’s energy needs, implementing it won’t be easy. It will take both time and money to replace the decades-old electric grids that currently supply the […]

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Five Major Cyber Security Threats for Automakers

Currently, 200 million digitally “connected vehicles” are traversing the world’s roadways, according to a recent white paper from the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA). By 2024, real-time traffic updates will be possible thanks to road infrastructure that will be digitally connected. By 2026, advanced vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) capabilities will help bring automated vehicles another step closer to […]

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How Will 5G Impact Local Communities?

Next-generation 5G wireless technology has the power to transform local communities into smart cities. With help from sensors connected to 5G networks, local officials would be able to collect data that would tell them how to improve air quality and prevent wildfires, traffic lights would be able to “talk” to each other in order to […]

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Creating Safer Interconnected Vehicles

Even today’s most sophisticated interconnected vehicles aren’t immune to cyber attacks. At the 2020 Black Hat Conference, a group of security researchers from the company Qihoo 360 demonstrated how they can hack a Mercedes-Benz E-Class car and remotely start its engine and open its doors. How Did They Do It? Using a testbench, the research […]

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