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Wireless 5G is coming, there’s no doubt about that. But what exactly does that mean, and is the Wireless Industry ready for it? As the world’s most innovative companies gathered together at this year’s Mobile World Congress, there was no denying that 5G was the topic on everyone’s mind.
“I always get excited when I think about what is next. 5G is going up the most compelling what’s next we have seen in a long time,” Gary Davis, Intel Security’s chief consumer security evangelist, told ABC News. “You can run wild when you think of the ability to connect all these devices and have zero latency. It’s an exciting time.”
So once we have it, what are we going to be able to DO with it? The possibilities are infinite. In all reality, this could affect our lives in a big way, as wireless speeds will operate at a speed that until very recently, we could only imagine. Just think of what could be possible if your phone, car, or ATM operated at a rate 1000 times faster than it does now.
The bigger question is this: are we ready? T-Mobile Chief Technology Office, Neville Ray says, “The industry standards don’t even exist for 5G yet, but if you look at what T-Mobile has being doing to give customers an advanced LTE experience (a prerequisite to 5G), you’ll see that we fully intend to bring 5G to the market in a very real way when the time comes.” Only time will tell of course, but we’re certainly excited to find out what this new technology has in store for us.
It’s here, it’s here! We are happy to report that 5G cellular data has officially left the lab, and is being tested in “real-world” conditions around Verizon’s headquarters.
Don’t get too excited (like we are), as there are still quite a few kinks to work out, such as maintaining connections indoors, and shrinking the technology enough so that it fits inside a cell phone rather than a custom van full of gear. Regardless, the early results are looking positive, and show that the carrier is incredibly serious about offering their 5G service by 2017.
As wireless users continue to demand more and more data capacity (largely due to video usage), the wireless carriers are expected to meet the demands. According to a recent announcement, AT&T is going to do just that when they begin field testing their 5G technology later this year.
AT&T will partner with Ericsson and Intel for this massive project. Once implemented, users can expect to see 5G speeds performing at 10 to 100 times faster than today’s average connection.
“New experiences like virtual reality, self-driving cars, robotics, smart cities and more are about to test networks like never before,” John Donovan, chief strategy officer and group president of AT&T technology and operations, said in a statement. “These technologies will be immersive, pervasive and responsive to customers. 5G will help make them a reality.”