5G: The opportunity is here

The article is authored by Theodore Rappaport, a professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founding director of NYU WIRELESS.

The amount of data consumed globally increases by 50% each year, and I predict that four years from now our current 50% annual ramp will reach 70% to 80%. Why the jump? Because the rollout of 5G will accelerate data consumption exponentially. … ‘5G’s impact will be felt around the world: in urban and rural areas, in burgeoning internet of things ecosystems, on factory floors, and in corporate boardrooms.’

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