5G Wireless Is Coming, and It’s Going to Blow You Away
A massive FCC spectrum release—and new advances in wireless technologies—accelerate an era of incredibly fast data.
- David Talbot for MIT Technology Review July 27th, 2016
- Source: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601994/5g-wireless-is-coming-and-its-going-to-blow-you-away/
Mobile data consumption is soaring, but a broad set of technology advances is poised to transform what today’s smartphones and other wireless mobile devices can do—ushering in high-resolution video and fully immersive, 3-D environments.
At the NYU Wireless lab in Brooklyn, students are testing prototype equipment—forerunners to next-generation phones—that are able to transmit a blazing 10 gigabits of data per second, all while moving around crowded courtyards. And Samsung recently showed how a car traveling at 25 kilometers per hour could maintain a gigabit-per-second connection as the car moved in and out of range of mobile transmitters called base stations.