Matt Weinberg in IT Business Net: 5G Gains Are Coming

For the last few years, there has been a great deal of talk about 5G. Estimates about lightning fast speeds and transformative technologies were exciting but hard to conceptualize. Then last year we started to see the first announcements from wireless providers about where and when 5G would be initially rolled out. Now, 2019 seems to be the year where 5G is starting to “turn on” and the much talked about promises of what the next generation of connected technology will bring is in reach. So, what’s in store? Read full article at IT Business Net. … Read More

5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – June 18

Welcome to 5G in 5! Every week we’ll post a rundown of our favorite pieces of 5G news along with stories about emerging and innovative technologies. Sunny Forecast for 5G – The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report is out, and as expected, excitement around 5G is revving up. The June 2019 report forecasts there will be 1.9 billion 5G subscriptions, an increase of 27 percent from the November 2018 estimation of 1.5 billion. “5G is definitely taking off and at a rapid pace. […] 5G will have positive impact on people’s lives and businesses, realizing gains beyond the IoT and the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” said Ericsson’s Fredrik Jejdling. Read more here. Busting Big City Woes – A group of seven start-up companies are working to solve the problems that plague urban environments. The companies are all participating in the Urban-X 20-week accelerator program – gaining access to engineers,… Read More

Accelerating Opportunity: The Next Wave of Technological Evolution is Here

Guest post by Candice Matthews Brackeen, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Hillman Accelerator At Hillman Accelerator, we support women and minority led tech companies in Cincinnati, Ohio, and beyond to provide these underrepresented leaders with access to the education, seed funding, mentorship, and network they need to compete. Portfolio companies are given a $100,000 investment, and most importantly, the follow-on support that is critical to grow. As I’ve said many times before, we don’t think there’s a pipeline problem or a shortage of minority or women led founders with great ideas. We think the problem lies in these teams accessing a community or support system to move their ideas forward. For our companies, access to 5G means they’ll be able to dream bigger and accomplish goals faster. Many of them are using advanced algorithms and AI – working deeply with data analytics – so rapid, real-time information exchange isn’t simply a… Read More

Faces of the 5G World: Dreamers and Innovators for the Common Good

We are at the dawn of the fifth generation of wireless technology and the horizon is seemingly limitless. Today’s smartphone-enabled marvels, which we often take for granted, offer just a hint of the transformations ahead in the 5G world. 5G technological advances are ushering in what Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, sees as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The First Industrial Revolution occurred in the 18th and 19th centuries as work migrated from farm to factory. Railroads, cars, and telephones, along with advances in production, moved us into the Second Industrial Revolution in the 50 years leading up to World War I. We have been living through the Third Industrial Revolution, often dubbed the digital age, for the last 40 years. Like earlier transformations, the Fourth Industrial Revolution should completely change the human experience. Extraordinary technological advances are merging the physical, digital, and biological… Read More

Meet the Faces of 5G

The race to 5G is on. 5G mobile networks will deliver ultra-fast speeds and capabilities that will create use cases only imaginable in today’s world. 5G will help reduce digital disparities and help enhance opportunities for innovators and consumers everywhere. The future of the economy, education, healthcare, social services, sustainability, and so much more will depend on 5G network deployment. To celebrate this transformative new technology, we launched Faces of 5G – hoping to educate the public on the unbelievable innovations already happening today and the possibilities of tomorrow. Follow Faces of 5G as we meet and hear real stories from innovators across the country. Here are the first Faces of 5G… Clayton Banks, CEO, Silicon Harlem  Silicon Harlem is working to build the largest 5G testbed in the U.S. to help give those in Upper Manhattan the same access to technology and innovation as other parts of the city… Read More

Matt Weinberg in TechCrunch: Making Way for New Levels of Innovation

Last year, I wrote this piece in TechCrunch on the importance of streamlining and modernizing infrastructure policies as well as establishing the proper balance of public-private partnerships to encourage investment and deployment of 5G networks. ~~~~~ New fifth-generation “5G” network technology will equip the United States with a superior wireless platform, unlocking transformative economic potential. However, 5G’s success is contingent on modernizing outdated policy frameworks that dictate infrastructure overhauls and establishing the proper balance of public-private partnerships to encourage investment and deployment. Most people have heard by now of the coming 5G revolution. Compared to 4G, this next-generation technology will deliver near-instantaneous connection speed, significantly lower latency — meaning near-zero buffer times — and increased connectivity capacity to allow billions of devices and applications to come online and communicate simultaneously and seamlessly. While 5G is often discussed in future tense, the reality is it’s already here. Its capabilities were displayed… Read More