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ComSoc Technology News (CTN) is a free, online monthly publication that publishes interesting, timely, and newsworthy articles that span a wide range of topics related to the communications technology industry. Our mission is to be an informational resource that brings diverse perspective and thought leadership, while providing a platform for lively discussion amongst our readers.

CTN is run by a team of volunteer editorial board members who are technical experts in diverse fields. All articles are reviewed and edited by a technical editor. The editor-in-chief performs the final review prior to publication. 

May 2020 Issue

The Truth is Out There: Examining the Science Around 5G Paranoia

The role of 5G networks and communication technologies has become more important than ever before in our fight with Covid-19. In our April Issue, we discussed how 5G and future technologies and their applications can benefit the society during the ongoing Pandemic. Contact tracing and monitoring for disease elimination, ultra-reliable and low latency communications for tele and remote health applications, AI and machine learning for self-organizing network, massive machine type communications for autonomous decisions and computing technologies for ultra-high definition multimedia contents to name a few.

In this issue, Muhammad, Yusuf, Robert and Rahim present facts and figures to dispel recent rumors and conspiracy theories related to 5G networks including “5G spreads Covid-19” which has gone viral on social media, and argue that the deployment of 5G and its use cases must continue apace, but that there is a role for governments and regulatory bodies to continue monitoring the compliance of these technologies for the benefit of our society and economy. Got more myths? Let us know through comments.

Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir, Editor

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