5G: Separating Fact From Hype
This report explores the future of 5G, what telecommunication carriers are doing and how this technology will ultimately disrupt the industry.
The next generation of wireless technology, 5G, is generating a lot of publicity for its ability to automate factories, support autonomous driving, power futuristic cities and use data to simplify our daily lives. Although some large carriers will begin deploying 5G in 2019 to increase mobile phone speed and traffic capacity, the full effects of the technology won’t be seen immediately—but its transformative power will be felt longer-term and in some unexpected areas.
Use cases for 5G are broad, and much debate exists around which of them are actually feasible in the near-future. Businesses today can start familiarizing themselves with the technology to prepare for future implications from 5G as it incrementally rolls out.