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5G technology promises to revolutionize existing wireless networks. As initial trials commence—the first strides in a massive effort to update infrastructure—experts and communications technology leaders eventually will leverage millimeter waves and ultra-low latency to improve existing applications and marry wireless to a new generation of use cases.

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FEATURED EVENT:
IEEE 5G Summit
20 November 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

IEEE Communication Society has developed a strategic framework based on the principles that embrace Industry's interests and priorities while integrating IEEE and ComSoc's objectives. In order to engage industry members with high value and innovative technologies, IEEE Communication Society plans to hold a series of high impact one day summits in the emerging technology area of 5G. These one day summits will provide a platform for the industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from the industry community to collaborate and exchange ideas in this emerging technology that may help in driving the standards and rapid deployment.

AT&T plans to launch mobile 5G in a dozen cities by late 2018
“AT&T plans to be the first carrier to launch a standards-based mobile 5G service in a dozen cities in the United States before the end of this year.” [FierceWireless]

5G New Radio and What Comes Next
“Wireless engineers and telecommunications executives are making more promises about the possibilities of 5G, but behind the scenes, they’re still working out what exactly 5G will look like.” [IEEE Spectrum]

5G to comprise more than 40% of spending on wireless network infrastructure by 2025
“According to SNS Research, by the end of 2025 5G networks will comprise over 40% of spending related to wireless network infrastructure, compared to around 5% of all spending on wireless network infrastructure in 2020.” [Telecoms Tech News]

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