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Competition for Mid-Band Spectrum Accelerates 5G Rollout in the U.S.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently voted to establish rules for a spectrum sale scheduled for auction in 2021 October, which will include the sale of much-coveted mid-band spectrum that has the ability to deliver 5G wireless to millions of people.  There are three types of spectrum used to create 5G networks: high-band, also […]

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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. 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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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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This New Discovery Could Expand 5G Beyond Cities

Next generation 5G networks are estimated to deliver at least ten times the speeds of current 4G networks. These lightning-fast speeds would revolutionize the internet by allowing for dramatically faster downloads. When 5G is fully deployed, it is expected to transform entire industries including  transportation, healthcare, and manufacturing. However, the full roll out of 5G […]

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Can a New Discovery Take Future Wireless Networks Beyond 5G?

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to cause major delays in the deployment of 5G networks worldwide. However, these delays are likely to vary by region. In the U.S., the rollout has managed to maintain its current pace, albeit with some regional setbacks. While Europe should see major delays, other regions such as China may see […]

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Before 5G Transforms Society, It Will Need to Work Indoors

When next-generation 5G technology finally makes its way into cities around the world, it’s expected to revolutionize society. It is able to dramatically transform areas such as  transportation, healthcare, and manufacturing. 5G will be noticeably faster than its 4G predecessor. The technology can wirelessly connect machines and devices, accelerate manufacturer production, provide autonomous vehicles the […]

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Why 2020 Could be the Year of 5G

After a bumpy start, 5G is slowly taking off. Some experts think the next-generation mobile technology will reach new heights by the end of 2020. Last year, AT&T and Verizon launched 5G networks in a handful of urban areas, and released only a few phones compatible with the standard. These companies now say they will […]

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