Where 5G technology is headed and when

The 5G technology standard is under development as the Internet of Things and an increasing number of mobile users create demand for next-generation wireless infrastructure.

As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes a reality, wireless networks will need to support a greater number of users and devices. Next-generation 5G networks may be the answer to IoT's needs to ensure wireless infrastructure can handle the load.

In a recent Frost & Sullivan webinar, industry experts discussed the motivation behind 5G technology to bring IoT to life and improve users' mobile experience.

James Kimery, director of marketing for RF and communications at National Instruments, said 5G promises to be a 10x improvement over 4Gwireless, with prototypes achieving speeds up to 5 Gbps.

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