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November 30, 2018

This Week in 5G: Tech, Tech, Tech it Out .

    This Week in 5G: Tech, Tech, Tech it Out

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    CTIA Director Katie Den Boer
    Katherine Den Boer
    Director, Communications & Policy

    After eating and shopping my way through the last week, I think it’s important to take time to reflect and acknowledge what really matters this holiday season: 5G. Family is cool too.

    Here are this week’s 5G headlines:

    Sprint announced that in partnership with Qualcomm and HTC, they will be releasing a new 5G device during the first half of 2019. The mobile smart hub will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon technology and will leverage 5G and high-speed LTE to support multiple devices.

    Ericsson released their latest Mobility Report this week. The report predicts that more than 40 percent of people worldwide will be covered by 5G by 2024. CNET reported that the Patrik Cerwall, Executive Editor of the report, suggested that 5G is “expected to reach global adoption on a scale not seen before.”

    Australian wireless provider Telstra announced that they successfully completed Australia’s first live 5G connection, using 3.5 GHz spectrum and technologies provided by partners Ericsson and Qualcomm. Telstra has been rolling out 5G base stations in locations across the country and has turned them on in Adelaide, Perth, and Canberra.

    Meanwhile, Toyota partnered with NTT DOCOMO to test their T-HR3 robot using 5G this week. 5G’s low latency will help keep the robot’s movements smooth, a key quality necessary for the robot to eventually be able to assist humans with daily tasks.

    And to learn more about CTIA’s President & CEO, Meredith Attwell Baker, and the policies she sees as key for getting the U.S. 5G-ready, check out FierceWireless’s profile. And be sure to cast your vote for the most powerful person in wireless! We’re proud of all the leaders featured and the work they have done on behalf of the wireless industry this year.

    Thanks and see you next week!

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