Here’s this week’s rundown of our favorite pieces of 5G news and stories about emerging and innovative technologies. To follow the series, check back here every week and look out for #5Gin5 posts from @Facesof5G.
5G in the Sky – Gogo is taking a sky-high approach to the next generation of wireless. The company, which sells internet services to airlines, previously announced its plans to skip 4G and go right to 5G. Now it is announcing the partners that will help them get there. Read more here.
Industrial Waves – Industry sectors are getting connected in waves. According to Ericsson’s Erik Josefsson, public safety was first, then it was utilities, and oil, gas, and mining will be next. He says that 5G is the big wave behind all those sectors. Read more here.
In the Lead – Ana Tavares, GSMA’s Head of North America, told RCR Wireless that “while Korea and China are really ‘pushing hard’ to establish 5G networks, North America ‘definitely’ remains at the forefront. Diane Rinaldo, acting head of NTIA, also chimed in and said the U.S. is winning the global race. Read more here and here.
Counting Sheep…With 5G – A new 5G connected drone project is reimagining how farmers not only monitor field quality and crop performance, but also how to count sheep and other livestock in record time. Read more here.
Smart Mobility – Ford Motor Company unveiled six cities that will serve as a testbed for their new “city insights platform” which works to improve “traffic congestion and pedestrian safety.” Learn more about the program coming to Austin, Indianapolis, Detroit, Miami, Grand Rapids, and Pittsburgh here.