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December 17, 2018

2018 in Review: Wireless Impact .

2018 in Review: Wireless Impact


Anderson Sullivan

Wireless plays a role in almost every facet of our lives, and its benefits—from making it easier to track crops to helping detect health abnormalities to improving road safety—can be seen across many industries. Check out our ‘Wireless Impact’ blog roundup to learn more.

Wireless Technologies: The Education Equalizer

Wireless technologies are helping further level the playing field for students by providing valuable connectivity to resources and engaging students in new ways to encourage learning.

How the Wireless-Powered Internet of Things Will Make Communities Even Smarter

By the end of 2023, there will be a jaw dropping 20 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide and by 2025 the average connected person will interact with IoT devices every 18 seconds. Today, communities are testing individual wireless-enabled technologies like sensors that alert public safety officials of potential dangers, streetlights that turn off when nobody is walking by, or apps that tell drivers about available parking spots.

Wireless Technology: Outstanding in its (Agricultural) Field

As demand for our agricultural products has skyrocketed, wireless technologies have accelerated our capacity to provide them. In the pursuit of better, smarter and more enterprising agricultural opportunities, nearly 40 percent of farmers use their smartphones or tablets for farm business. And seventeen percent say that mobile is their primary method of internet access.

Drones and Public Safety: Help From Above

Wirelessly-enabled drones have great potential to change the way industries across the country do business, from revolutionizing logistics and farming to improving mapping and media coverage. In addition, drones—also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—are being used to protect our communities and offer enhanced responses during emergencies.

A 5G Device a Day: the Positive Impact of Wireless on Healthcare

From heart monitors to fitness trackers, we see the power of wireless-enabled health devices every day. Today’s wireless technologies can improve health and save lives—while reducing expenses. 5G will supercharge these capabilities, thanks to its faster speeds, increased network capacity and real-time responsiveness.

5G is the Name of the Game

5G promises to revolutionize the entertainment industry, including mobile gaming. Mobile gaming has become immensely popular—estimates suggest revenue from mobile games will reach $70.3 billion this year, making it the first year that mobile has been the most popular game segment.

5G & Transportation: 5G Take the Wheel

Next-generation 5G networks are set to transform every aspect of the transportation experience, including public transit, parking and your morning commute.

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