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.
It’s no secret that the major topic of convo up and down the halls of this year’s Mobile World Congress is 5G. All day, every day. And there’s really only one question: When? When can it be rolled out to consumers? When will it start solving traffic troubles? When can carriers start realizing profits?
While carriers race to roll out 5G across the country, today AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson gave investors a little taste of what initial iterations of new wireless broadband might look like. If you were looking for a special 5G phone to hook up to lightning fast speeds , you might have to wait a bit longer than expected.
It will be the most phenomenal, strongest, best network ever built. A new memo published by Axios reveals the Trump administration in considering nationalizing build out of a U.S. 5G network to catch up with China. If you’re very quiet, somewhere in the distance you can hear a carrier CEO banging his head against a wall.
All the big boys — Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T — have been investing heavily in connecting not just U.S. Bank Stadium, but the greater Minneapolis — St. Paul metro area in the run up to what promises to be the most connected, and data hungry, crowd in history.
In it’s latest whitepaper, Mavenir makes the argument old network business models aren’t going to work in a 5G world. Cost-per-bit models are going to be crushed under exponentially increasing data consumption. Virtualization from the core out to the Radio Access Network is the key to monetizing 5G mobile networks and Mavenir says it knows how to get CSPs ready.