5G in 5: Top Tech This Week — February 21, 2020

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Here’s this week’s rundown of the top 5 stories of 5G news about emerging and innovative technologies. To follow the series, check back here every week and look out for #5Gin5 posts from @Facesof5G.

  1. 5G and AR, A Perfect Match – “Practical magic exists and we all call it Augmented Reality,” says echoAR CEO Alon Grinshpoon. In a guest post for the Faces of 5G blog this week, he identified more data, less time, more users, much cooler, and cheaper app development as the five reasons why 5G and AR are a perfect match. Read more here.
  2. Remote 5G Robot Surgery The intersection of modern medicine and technology can help bring high-level care to underserved populations. In a piece for Fortune, Ryan Madder, Chief of Interventional Cardiology at Spectrum Health Center, discusses the impact 5G could have on telemedicine and cites his recent experience using 5G for remote coronary procedures. Read more here.
  3. 5G Connected Farming – Precision agriculture and connected farming allows farmers to analyze equipment and field data to increase productivity and improve management decisions. “By connecting every machine, we’re helping [farmers] to drive as much consistency as they can,” says Deanna Kovar, Director of the Global Operator Station Team for John Deere. Read more here.
  4. 5G Explained for Government Leaders – 5G is a hot button topic amongst government officials. How can it benefit states and localities? “The potential upside to greater capacity and network speed is huge,” according to an explainer in Governing from Dustin Haisler and Carl Smith. They also address other topics like what is it, and how is it different? Read more here.
  5. 5G in the Classroom – Mobile technologies are playing a bigger role in education, helping students and teachers alike. As this trend continues, it will be important to have next-gen networks like 5G to handle increased traffic volume and other needs. Read more here.