Commentary: How 5G Technology Will Transform the Way We Live

By Theodore (Ted) Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS and the David Lee/Ernst Weber professor of electrical engineering at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering.

… 5G promises almost unimaginable capabilities that have never been available before, as it will bring the power of the Internet and ubiquitous fiber-optic communication speeds to the pocket of every human being. Immersive virtual reality, real-time television viewing, see-in-the-dark cameras, hard drives that provide nearly infinite content for instant downloads from any location, and virtual meet-ups with friends and family—where they appear in the space in front of your phone—are just some of the many features that we will experience with 5G.

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