The telecom universe continues its bullish outlook on the future of 5G. According to Ericsson’s latest prediction, 40 percent of the world’s population will be covered by a 5G network by 2024. That’s a lot of small cells.
They’ve weathered software-defined networks and the cloud, now it’s game on for telecom hardware suppliers — and it’s all thanks to 5G.
The FCC is set to cap the amount local governments and municipalities can charge wireless carriers to support the deployment of the small cells needed to support 5G. You get a jet! You get a jet!
In the global race for widespread 5G deployment, researchers along with the telecom industry has pushed the limits of lab testing and are ready to create larger test beds for 5G applications including VR and autonomous travel. The National Science Foundation has announced it will invest $100 million over then next seven years to build 5G test bed networks, starting with two U.S. cities, New York and Salt Lake City.
Got rats? There’s an app for that. Victor pest traps and Comcast have teamed up to connect the old-school mouse trap and build a smarter version that cuts down on maintenance, monitoring and tracks data.