Connectivity of Tomorrow (My Take)
Section by professor Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, professor of electrical and computer engineering and Founding Director of NYU Wireless at NYU Tandon.
The amount of data consumed globally increases by 50 percent each year,18 and I predict that four years from now our current 50 percent annual ramp will reach 70 to 80 percent. Why the jump? Because the rollout of 5G will accelerate data consumption exponentially. Organizations continually need wider pipes to accommodate ever-growing data volumes. Base stations and other 5G infrastructure will be rolling out in 2019 and 2020, and as they come online, 5G’s impact will be felt around the world: in urban and rural areas, in burgeoning IoT ecosystems, on factory floors, and in corporate boardrooms.