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April 5, 2019

This Week in 5G: Ready, Set, 5G! .

This Week in 5G: Ready, Set, 5G!


It was a big week in the world of 5G with the launch of a commercial, mobile 5G network in the United States and new reports on the future of 5G from CTIA. Let’s dive in!

CTIA released a variety of documents alongside our Race to 5G Summit on Thursday, including a National Spectrum Strategy to Lead in 5G and an update to the Global 5G Readiness Index that shows the U.S. moving from third place in 2018 to tie with China for first.

Verizon launched its 5G Ultra Wideband network in Minneapolis and Chicago this week. Customers will now be able to connect to a 5G mobile network using a 5G-ready smartphone.

AT&T’s Netgear Nighthawk 5G mobile hotspot reached speeds of over 1 Gbps on their 5G NR network—and the provider says that even higher speeds could be reached with more spectrum.

Qualcomm Director of Technology and Product Marketing, Maged Zaki, discussed possible applications of 5G, including autonomous vehicles that communicate not only with smart city features but also with each other to improve passenger safety.

Intel announced new processors that will leverage the power of AI to quickly and intelligently process large amounts of data at the edge of 5G networks.

Dell’s Bryan Jones spoke on the huge data processing potential of 5G at the Hannover Messe trade fair, citing the impact of the new technology on workforce transformation in particular.

That’s all for this week. See you next time!

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