• 5G Wireless Networks? Prepare for a Ton of New Equipment

    10 days ago - By Fortune

    5G, the nickname for the next generation of wireless networks, seems great-until you think about all of the very real wires that will need to be put in place to ensure its promises of faster data exchange, lower latency, energy savings, and cost reductions.
    Aren't today's cities crowded enough? I asked Michael O'Hara, chief marketing officer for mobile-industry trade group GSMA, in September at the Mobile World Congress Americas convention in Los Angeles.
    “When you go to this very high speed, you go to shorter range, so you do have to have more antennas and data centers close to where the...
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  • Verizon Wireless Networks Chief: 5G Will Herald Immersive Learning, Smarter Manufacturing

    10 days ago - By Fortune

    The next generation of wireless networks promises faster data exchange, lower latency, energy savings, and cost reductions. But the applications of the technology in industries such as education, healthcare, retail, and entertainment is where the real value will be unlocked.
    That's according to Nicola “Nicki” Palmer, chief network engineering officer at Verizon and the head of wireless networks at the telecommunication giant. I spoke with her in September at the Mobile World Congress Americas convention in downtown Los Angeles.
    “5G will bring with it 100 times the capacity of our 4G...
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  • Ericsson CEO: 5G Wireless Networks Are ‘Critical National Infrastructure'

    10 days ago - By Fortune

    Ericsson CEO B?rje Ekholm is bullish on 5G, the nickname for next-generation cellular networks that promise faster data exchange, reduced latency, energy savings, and cost reductions. I spoke with him in September at the 2018 Mobile World Congress Americas convention in downtown Los Angeles.
    “Given that it is a digital infrastructure for countries, it becomes a critical national infrastructure,” Ekholm says. “We see all the operators here in the U.S. investing in 5G. But we see this also happening in other countries.”
    For example, China is rolling out next-generation wireless...
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