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April 12, 2019

This Week in 5G: Spectrum Auctions, More 5G Communities, and Connected Cows .

This Week in 5G: Spectrum Auctions, More 5G Communities, and Connected Cows

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It’s been a big week for 5G, starting with the FCC’s announcement of a new spectrum auction. Let’s dive in!

The FCC announced a new spectrum auction that will feature the upper 37 GHz, 39 GHz, and 47 GHz bands–airwaves that can be used for 5G. The auction will begin in December of 2019.

AT&T turned on 5G service in seven more communities this week: Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose.

5G-related job listings increased by 12 percent in the last three weeks, underscoring that wireless companies are ramping up efforts to bring these next-gen networks to life.

Cisco is testing 5G devices useful for agricultural purposes, including 5G-connected collars for dairy cows that help track milking schedules.

Nokia is using 5G smart factory technology in its own manufacturing facility in Finland. The system allows for a high degree of automation and advanced data analytics that make production more efficient.

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

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