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December 13, 2018

2018 in Review: Wireless Explained .

2018 in Review: Wireless Explained


Anderson Sullivan

Wireless is much more than meets the eye. From spectrum to small cells, we’ve been breaking down how wireless technology works on our blog this year. Check out our round up of some of the best ‘explainer’ posts from 2018 to learn a little more about wireless.

What is 5G: A Brief Explainer

We explain what 5G is, what it will do, and how it will actually work. 5G is shorthand for the next generation of wireless. But it’s more than just an evolutionary step forward, it’s a revolutionary leap.

It Can’t Be Magic: How Cellphones Work

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes to make your cellphone work? It doesn’t all happen magically. There’s actually an entire network of wireless and physical infrastructure making connections to ensure we have the highest quality wireless experience.

What is a Small Cell? A Brief Explainer

What exactly are small cells? We were hoping you would ask… A small cell installation consists of small radio equipment and antennas that can be placed on structures such as streetlights, the sides of buildings or poles. They are about the size of a pizza box or backpack, and are essential for transmitting data to and from a wireless device.

What is Spectrum? A Brief Explainer

Spectrum refers to the invisible radio frequencies that wireless signals travel over. We talk about how spectrum is the lifeblood of wireless networks and the new ways we’ll be harnessing its power for 5G. 

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