5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – September 16

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.

Reimaging Virtual Work Days – Today, “working virtually” is synonymous with “working remotely” or “telework.” But with 5G and XR – which is the combination of extended, augmented, virtual, and mixed realities – we may actually work virtually. Imagine yourself as an avatar in a conference room or touring a facility on the other side of the world. Quartz explores seven ways 5G and XR will change work. Read more here.

University Use Place – The conversation surrounding 5G includes a lot of use cases. Just think about some of the videos on this site, which show how 5G will change education, agriculture, and more. Here’s a new term: use place. In a piece for Light Reading, Ericsson 5G Evangelist Peter Linder says colleges and universities are use places – physical locations where we can expect 5G to get traction early. Read more here.

#1 for Speed – According to the latest analysis from Opensignal, the U.S. still has the fastest download speeds for 5G. Beating countries like Australia, Switzerland, and South Korea, the U.S.’s maximum download speeds came in at 1.81 Gbps during the April to September review period. Read more here.

Autonomous Vehicles Ready for Take Off? – Delta Airlines is working with Georgia Tech at a 5G lab to see if autonomous vehicles make sense to help with moving customers to connecting flights, delivering bags, and transporting aircraft parts. Read more here.

Event Alert: “5G in the Windy City” – Faces of 5G is headed to Chicago for our first event. Join us on September 25 for a conversation with local voices about the possibilities 5G will bring to how we live and work. To RSVP click here.