5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – August 23

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. Seeing Through Smoke – “5G could mean the difference between night and day for firefighters,” according to a new piece from CNET. A rundown of first responder tech starts with C-Thru, which is an augmented reality helmet from Qwake that helps firefighters see through smoke and more easily locate people inside burning buildings. Read more here. Just Off the Starting Block – Building on the 5G race metaphor, PwC says we’re “just off the starting block” with 5G. In a new video that keeps popping up in our feed this week, Marques Brownlee explains what 5G is like today and why he’s excited for the future with 5G. Read/watch more here and here. Huge Potential… Read More

5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – August 15

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. Fast Forward to 2025 – Digital Trends asked futurists and tech entrepreneurs to predict how 5G will transform our lives and the world around us by 2025. From automotive to healthcare, and cities to homes, their answers covered a lot of ground, but they all agreed: 5G will be a catalyst for dramatic change. Read more here. 5G Firsthand – Samantha Murphy Kelly, a CNN Business Correspondent, put early 5G deployments to the test. While in Chicago, IL she experienced firsthand what 1 gigabit per second speed is like. Recognizing there’s more work to be done before 5G really delivers on its promises, she says, “eventually, we will look back on this time trying to… Read More

5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – August 7

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. Race for Robotics – A Boston start up, Southie Autonomy, is changing the game when it comes to robot programing and training at the intersection of augmented reality and AI. Its software allows anyone – regardless of computer skill level – to program robots for their needs. The company was a winner in a 5G robotics challenge this year. Read more here and here. Wireless VR All But Demands 5G – That’s the takeaway from a recent piece from Jeremy Horwitz for VentureBeat. Following Siggraph’s conference in LA he said, “next-generation wireless technologies are the missing link for the next evolution of VR, as current-generation wireless VR hardware falls short of the fluid immersion users… Read More

5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – July 31

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 Firing Up – 5G is rolling out, but many are wondering when we’ll see the full strength of the new networks’ potential. Verizon was first to launch, and now others are coming online. Though 5G’s availability is currently limited, it is expected to be worldwide by 2020. Read more here. Buzzing Into the Billions – There are new numbers in on just how many people will be signing up for 5G. According to a new IHS report, subscribers are expected to reach 1.1 billion by 2023 in the Asia-Pacific and North America regions. That is triple the number of customers who signed up for 4G in the first 5 years after it launched. By… Read More

5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – July 23

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. Future of Farming – Meet Mike Ritter. He’s the CEO of SlantRange, a San Diego, CA-based company that’s enabling more efficient, automated farming. He’s also the latest Face of 5G. He says, “Wireless connectivity is a critical enabling piece of everything we do… The ability to either communicate or move data from the field to where a decision needs to be made is going to be hugely enabled by higher speed connectivity, particularly 5G.” Read more here. Next-Generation Healthcare Delivery – Together, 5G networks and telehealth programs have the potential to transform healthcare. Cisco’s Ron Malenfant says, “By leveraging 5G mobile edge compute, hospitals and doctors can have on-hand access to patient’s high-quality imaging for… Read More

SlantRange and the Future of Agriculture with 5G

5G technology will help to revolutionize agriculture at a critical time as the world’s famers contend with soaring global demand.  Fortunately, the convergence of the agriculture industry with next-generation wireless technology will help produce more food both efficiently and sustainably. Aided by technological advances, farmers are already developing ways to maximize yields and reduce losses. But 5G will take smart agriculture to a whole new level.  With its ability to handle heavier data traffic from the ever-growing population of connected devices and machines, to its delivery of significantly faster speeds and responsiveness, 5G will help enable the broader use of wireless sensors, drones, and other digital analytics to provide farmers with data on fertilization levels, health conditions, and overall crop development. SlantRange, an intelligent drone sensing and analytics company, works with local farmers to examine new crop development metrics to optimize management practices. This San Diego, CA-based company is showing… Read More

5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – July 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. The Need for Speed – 5G is already making good on its promise of significantly faster speeds. A new report from OpenSignal, a wireless tracking firm, shows peak 5G download speeds in the United States are nearly three times faster than 4G. The U.S. is also leading the pack, claiming the top spot on speed in the world with nearly 2 Gbps, generously ahead of second ranked Switzerland and third ranked South Korea. Read more here. That’s Trillion with a T – Louis Navellier, an investor, says “5G is a big deal. Whoever controls 5G will essentially control the internet several years from now” in a new piece for Nasdaq. As he goes on to… Read More

Transformative 5G Technology Arrives

Originally posted in Black Press USA (NNPA Newswire): Cities, which include Washington, D.C.; Charlotte; Boston; Atlanta; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Denver; Detroit; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis; Phoenix; Providence, Rhode Island; San Diego; and Salt Lake City; are the world’s first to get Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband mobility service. The next wave of technological evolution has arrived in the form of 5G, a new generation of mobile networks where at least four major telephone carriers in America – AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint – have put forth plans to introduce this year. Reportedly, AT&T has even started trials with 5G mobile hotspots in 12 cities. “The first generation was all about being able to just talk on the phone where ever you were,” said Candice Brackeen, the co-founder and executive director of Hillman Accelerator, which supports women and minority led tech companies in Cincinnati to… Read More

5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – July 2

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. Going A to B with (5)G – Imagine if your car could see around the corner and alert you to potential hazards? We could see features like that and more as 5G transforms the driving experience as we know it. A new article from Tech Radar talks about what’s to come from the connected and autonomous car vehicle (CAV) market and highlights innovative developments from companies like Nissan and Ford. As it relates to 5G, keep in mind: “The low latency of 5G means that the responsiveness will be much more instantaneous, which autonomous cars will need to have in order to interpret sudden changes in road conditions and also where hazards occur.” Read more… Read More

5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – June 26

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. Taking Digital Downtown – Urban communities that want to embrace twenty-first century technology have something in common: They want to harness the power of 5G. Just ask the winners of the 2019 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge. Racine (WI) Mayor Cory Mason, for example, plans to embrace 5G to help pave the way for autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation systems. Did your city make the list? Read more here and here. AR and VR for the Masses – A recent report by Ericsson aims to dispel some myths on whether 5G is actually a game-changer for consumers and not just businesses. In a piece for Venture Beat, the CEO of Virtuleap gives his take. He… Read More

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