New York Poly Gets 5G Funding - 1,000 Times Capacity of 4G but Who is Counting?

Under the theory that there is no time like the present to create the future, it is good to know that researchers already have their eyes and brains clearly focused on what comes next in wireless. 

While the commercial wireless world frets over 4G challenges — deployments, business models, capacity issues, backhaul and Wi-Fi architectures, small cell siting and what to do about the tsunami of information about to hit Diameter signaling networks — it was recently revealed that researchers at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) have put together a powerful consortium of government and business support to lay the foundation for  5G cellular networks, and have obtained funding for their efforts.   

What is 5G likely to be? It is contemplated for starters that it could increase capacity by more than 1,000 times over 4G. Obviously when available it holds the real potential to literally change the way we use and relate to all of our personal and business devices and networks. Needless-to-say, the impact it could have in the areas of telemedicine and a variety of M2M solutions would be profound.