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19 Jun 2017
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Five Things Business Needs To Know About 5G [64489]
IT Proportal, June 19th 2017

"The fifth generation of mobile network has been described as the backbone of this connected world.

5G, the next generation of mobile technology is set to deliver on the promise of a connected and smarter world. Business needs to prepare for this disruptive technology now, or risk being overtaken, says Caroline Dowling, President of Communications & Enterprise Computing at Flex.

Analysts expect around 30 billion smart things will be directly connected to each-other by 2020. All of these connected devices - mobile phones, wearables, smart home devices, and anything with a connected sensor, actuator or microprocessor, are driving unprecedented volumes of data growth. 14 Zettabytes of data is the current estimate, by 2020. For scale, the entire World Wide Web was estimated to contain half a Zettabyte in 2009..."
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25 Feb 2017
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5G Wireless Technology Will Dazzle, Confuse And, Yes, Be Of Use For CIOs [60858]
Search CIO, February 25th, 2017

"The blitz is on for 5G technology, the blazingly fast, next-gen wireless service that promises to take cell phones, internet of things, video conferencing, self-driving cars and even surgery where they've never been before.

A few days ago, Verizon said it will deliver '5G pre-commercial services' to customers in 11 cities in the first half of the year -- 'another important step,' said the carrier, in commercializing gigabit broadband service via a wireless 5G connection..."
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24 Feb 2017
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5G Specs Announced: 20Gbps Download, 1Ms Latency, 1M Devices Per Square Km [60857]
Ars Technica, February 24th, 2017

"Mobile 5G should be finalized in November, then they go and make the actual tech...

The total download capacity for a single 5G cell must be at least 20Gbps, the International Telcommunication Union (ITU) has decided. In contrast, the peak data rate for current LTE cells is about 1Gbps. The incoming 5G standard must also support up to 1 million connected devices per square kilometre, and the standard will require carriers to have at least 100MHz of free spectrum, scaling up to 1GHz where feasible..."
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11 Jan 2017
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DARPA Developing Secure Data Sharing Wireless Technology [59658]
Network World, January 11th, 2017

"DARPA system would let classified data use commercial and military wireless networks while preserving the security of sensitive information...

The researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will later this month discuss a new software system that would let multiple levels of classified data traverse current commercial and military wireless networks while preserving the security of sensitive information..."
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21 Nov 2016
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What we talk about when we talk about 5G wireless [58368]
Network World, November 21st, 2016

"So what is 5G, exactly, anyway?

Well, if you're asking about 'exactly,' it doesn't exist yet.

Oh, that helps me a lot.

Sorry. But the best answer to your question is probably that 5G is sort of a catch-all name to describe the next generation of carrier wireless technology that's going to be slinging tweets and videos and connected home signals from the internet to your smartphone or your smartwatch or, really, any smart object you've got handy..."
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19 Oct 2016
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Wi-Fi, LTE Ambient Signals to Replace, Augment GPS [57173]
Network World, October 19th, 2016

"Signals of Opportunity (SOP), such as Wi-Fi, TV and LTE cellular radio signals, could provide stronger and more secure location services than satellite GPS...

Future self-driving cars and up-and-coming commercial drone aviation are behind a mad scramble to find a better solution for location services than the satellite Global Positioning System (GPS).

Advances in Signals of Opportunity (SOP), along with software-defined radios, could be the solution..."
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