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September 24, 2018

This Week in 5G: May the 5G Be With You .

    This Week in 5G: May the 5G Be With You


    Jason Johnson

    Welcome back to This Week in 5G for the lowdown on the latest on next-generation network developments. Here’s what you missed:

    5G EdTech Challenge: Verizon announced a contest to develop 5G-based education solutions that will transform the classroom experience. To make that happen, Verizon in partnership with the NYC Media Lab are teaming up for the Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge offering $1 million in prize money.

    Easy on the Eye: Nokia launched a competition in Finland to design small cell base stations. The purpose of the contest is to create a design that blends into the surrounding city environment as much as possible.

    The 5G Force: Vodafone conducted the first live holographic call on a 5G network. The company’s engineers transmitted a 3D image of a person standing in a studio in a virtual-reality headset and projected it into an auditorium more than 180 miles away for people to see.

    All the Small Cells: Thanks to U.S. mobile carriers and the wireless industry, small cell antenna shipments are expected to increase by 75 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year. Increased demand is due to the build out and investment in next-gen 5G networks.

    Inside the Beltway: In Washington D.C., FCC Commissioners Brendan Carr and Jessica Rosenworcel, and Intel’s Sandra Rivera spoke at The New Age of Innovation: The State of Play in 5G in the U.S.. Commissioner Carr outlined why accelerating 5G wireless deployments would benefit the U.S. economy, and other participants explained the additional economic benefits of rolling out new 5G networks.

    That’s all for This Week in 5G. Check back next week for all the scoop on 5G news.

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