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June 29, 2018

This Week in 5G: STREAMLINE-ing the Race to 5G .

    This Week in 5G: STREAMLINE-ing the Race to 5G


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    Ariz Matute
    Director, Digital Strategy

    From D.C. to Hawaii, and Moscow to South Korea, we look at some of the highlights in This Week in 5G!

    Introducing…The STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act
    We start off on the Hill, where on Thursday, Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act. In a recent blog, CTIA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Kelly Cole talked about the new legislation and the need for modern rules to bring the power of 5G to communities across the country.

    Aloha, Small Cells!
    From Capitol Hill to the Hawaiian Shore. The Aloha State became the latest state to pass legislation modernizing rules for small cell deployment, as Governor Ige signed Hawaii House Bill 2651.

    The World Cup and 5G
    We’re officially halfway through the 2018 World Cup! And as the greatest footballers take center stage, off the pitch wireless technology is working just as hard to enhance the fan experience. This World Cup will play host to significant 5G trials. Techradar reports Russian wireless provider MTS is preparing dedicated 5G demo zones at key sites around the tournament. Meanwhile, MegaFon is set to trial 5G at the World Cup as well.

    5G Intelligence
    Machine learning will be a key part of 5G networks, and an article this week discussed Nokia’s plans to use artificial intelligence to boost network performance and cut costs.

    Drones to the Rescue
    With hurricane season in full swing, companies like AT&T and Verizon are utilizing the latest drone technology to respond to natural disasters, including . Additionally, South Korean telco KT unveiled this week its 5G emergency network called Skyship, which uses airship drones to search for survivors in the aftermath of disasters.

    That wraps up another This Week in 5G! We’ll be back next Friday for more news and stories on the next generation of wireless networks.


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