5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – May 26, 2020

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. New Virtual 5G Innovation Lab— 5G labs are popping up globally, but Verizon is taking their latest 5G lab to the next level with their newly acquired BlueJeans technology. The virtual lab was created to help accelerate the development of new 5G solutions and applications for consumers, businesses, and government agencies. “We’re building our 5G Ultra Wideband network to develop and enable the 5G innovations that will support changing the behavior of consumers, businesses and entire industries,” says Kyle Malady, Chief Technology Officer at Verizon. Read more here. S. Agency Advising Developing Countries about 5G— The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is expanding its Digital Development Advisors Program to serve more of its missions around… Read More

5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – May 19, 2020

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. 5G Supercharging AI— Forbes Contributor Tom Taulli says, “When it comes to the 5G roll-out, AI will definitely be supercharged.” To expand on that thought, he shared insight from tech leaders, including Steve Canepa, Global Managing Director of Telecom, Media, and Entertainment at IBM, who shared: “[they’ve] built a platform, leveraging IBM cloud and AI innovations, for mobile devices operating on a 5G network that will quickly generate and communicate alerts to firefighters or law enforcement officers–addressing potential life-threatening situations before they escalate.” Read more here. Telehealth Advancements will Rely on 5G— The novel coronavirus gave telemedicine a big boost, and 5G will take it to the next level. “Telehealth is not something that we expect… Read More

Connection through COVID

Recently, Faces of 5G’s Matt Weinberg interviewed Maor Cohen, CEO and Co-Founder of n*gram health. n*gram aims to improve quality of life for senior citizens, caregivers, and families through virtual reality therapies. Cohen highlights the importance of connectivity, and how our world is relying more on telehealth and digital therapeutics. He notes that since the COVID-19 pandemic, n*gram has changed how they not only think about their product, but how they deliver their product. Cohen argues that since the virus has caused many to stay home, it is reinforcing the need for high quality experiences that improve quality of life while the patient is in the home. Cohen’s virtual reality platform, and the patients it intends to help, needs a strong network connection to ensure the highest quality experience. He noted that, “we are seeing tremendous changes in the world as a result of the current crisis and as a… Read More

5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – May 11, 2020

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. Faster Contactless Payments with 5G— COVID-19 sparked the need for contactless interactions, creating a new normal. This trend has increased the need for contactless payments, which includes contactless cards, contactless-capable point of sale devices, and growth of mobile wallets. 5G and biometrics will join forces to change consumer check-out experiences through payments by voice, gesture, and other ways, increasing consumer popularity with rapid contactless payments. Read more here.What Healthcare Can Gain from 5G— The healthcare sector has been more open to telehealth options as the coronavirus pandemic spreads globally. 5G will allow doctors to remotely monitor patients, simulate the use of artificial intelligence, and optimize workflow. Ravi Ramaswamy, Senior Director at Philips Innovation Campus explains “both… Read More

5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – May 4, 2020

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. Connectivity Getting Us Through Crisis— Commentary from Faces of 5G’s Executive Director Matt Weinberg was featured by Forbes this week. While noting the many ways in which the internet is helping to get us through COVID-19, Matt reflects on how the internet has evolved, why we’re well positioned to weather the crisis from a connectivity standpoint now, and what’s to come with 5G. Read more here.5G as a Path Forward— Internet use has seen a dramatic boost as we live out more of our lives online during the pandemic. Bruce Duysen, Senior Director of 5G Program Management at Keysight Technologies, offers some interesting insight: “A pandemic yields time to reflect. We have seen how communication technology… Read More

Connection Across the Country

For Natalie Gupton, a strong network connection is vital to achieving her organization’s mission. AgSafe, which is a nationwide non-profit organization, provides practical health and safety education for the agricultural community – including webinars on critical issues impacting worker safety, human resources, pesticide safety, and food safety. While AgSafe is headquartered in Modesto, California, Natalie’s role as Director of Business Services and Industry Relations is based in Louisville, Kentucky. Since she works remotely, she relies on a strong network connection to regularly communicate with co-workers in California as well as members of the agricultural community throughout the country. According to Natalie, “5G will allow us to reach more people, and AgSafe will be able to utilize that technology to provide high quality education opportunities in that digital format.” Through stronger, faster connections, 5G will help organizations like AgSafe, deliver on their efforts for the agriculture community.  … Read More

5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – April 24, 2020

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. Essential Role of 5G in Our Future— The emerging need for telehealth, distance learning, and remote working rapidly evolved as the global pandemic created a new normal. Evolving technologies will enhance remote interactions to allow for increased virtual interactions and engagement across the globe. For example, “5G will advance the capabilities of [new] technologies, enabling clinicians to make sharper and more accurate diagnoses and decisions,” says Sentara Healthcare’s CEO Howard Kern. Read more here.Commercial Buildings will Benefit from 5G— Commercial buildings and its occupants require ample network connectivity that is fast and reliable. 5G, paired with IoT solutions, will support user experiences in a building, connect teams in multiple locations, assist service professionals, and enhance multi-language… Read More

5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – April 15, 2020

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. Work from Home Enhanced by 5G— Faster speeds and lower latency with 5G will improve the quality of teleconferencing and downloading large files while working from home. These benefits will translate to other areas of life too. “The concept of both high speed to have real, face-to-face conversations without any buffer, and instant information with low latency is important for things like cardiac patients, who need to translate real-time health updates to their doctor and receive guidance,” says Max Silber, Vice President Mobility at MetTel. Read more here.5G Didn’t Cause the COVID-19 Outbreak—Across the world, conspiracy theories have linked 5G and the novel coronavirus. Recently, providers have seen vandalism of cell towers and false connections between… Read More

5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – April 6, 2020

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. Telehealth Changing the Medical Industry—Major deficiencies of the healthcare system are being accentuated by COVID-19. Will telehealth upend the system and resolve those problems? Bijan Khosravi, Founder and CEO of InBounce, sees an opportunity: “The future of our healthcare system isn’t just about cool technologies… As entrepreneurs and technologists, we now have a huge opportunity to upend the entire healthcare system with higher quality and lower-cost services that increase productivity and are easily accessible to everyone.” Read more here.Energy Department Laboratory Exploring 5G— The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will install Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network at its lab in Richland, WA to develop 5G applications that will benefit everything from chemistry and earth sciences research… Read More

5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – March 26, 2020

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. 5G Empowering Healthcare— According to a report from Transparency Market Research, “North America held a dominant share of the global 5G enabled healthcare services market in 2019.” It’ll be important for this dominance to continue as the aging population increases and demand for connected healthcare solutions increases. The same report says, “5G enabled healthcare may eventually further enhance a doctor’s ability to deliver innovative, less invasive treatments.” Read more here.5G Supply Chain Interrupted by COVID-19— Industries across the world are facing a variety of supply chain interruptions due to COVID-19. Apple, for example, extended its recent sell-off due to uncertainty over how COVID-19 will affect the company’s sales and supply chain, especially with the “highly anticipated… Read More

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