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5G: The Next Generation of Mobile Connectivity

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Just before the smartphone revolution, Nokia was by far the world's most popular mobile handset manufacturer. However, despite selling 250 million units of its two most popular block-shaped models in the mid-2000s, the Finnish company ended up being woefully late to the smartphone party. Not only was the company ill-equipped to match the iPhone and Blackberry in terms of technology and design features, but Nokia also failed to foresee how exponential advances in mobile connectivity would change how people ultimately used their devices. As true broadband connectivity shaped the mobile experience, the phone was no longer just a phone – it was transformed into a seamless hub for any and all digital activity. In the coming years, the newest generation of mobile connectivity – 5G – will roll out and change what is possible again.


5G: The Next Generation of Mobile Connectivity

#artificialintelligence

Just before the smartphone revolution, Nokia was by far the world's most popular mobile handset manufacturer. However, despite selling 250 million units of its two most popular block-shaped models in the mid-2000s, the Finnish company ended up being woefully late to the smartphone party. Not only was the company ill-equipped to match the iPhone and Blackberry in terms of technology and design features, but Nokia also failed to foresee how exponential advances in mobile connectivity would change how people ultimately used their devices. As true broadband connectivity shaped the mobile experience, the phone was no longer just a phone – it was transformed into a seamless hub for any and all digital activity. In the coming years, the newest generation of mobile connectivity – 5G – will roll out and change what is possible again.


Expanding Internet connectivity for global development

Huffington Post - Tech news and opinion

It is important to note that the sharp rise in Internet adoption in low and middle-income countries has been achieved in strong part by the spread of mobile broadband via macro cellular connectivity. Already over 90% of the world's population is covered by 2G mobile signals, and over two-thirds is covered by 3G connectivity which provides sufficient bandwidth for rich Internet browsing and video streaming. But to further increase adoption, partnerships such as the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) as well as the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), are focusing attention and effort on the policy issues and the digital tools needed to expand Internet access. As the global community coalesces around major efforts to extend access to every person on the planet, such partnerships will be key to ensure coordination and complementary action. The ICT4Development conference last week and the new report launched today stress the importance of ICTs and reiterate the need to expand Internet connectivity for global development.


T-Mobile details its plan to give free internet to 10 million homes

Engadget

Last year, T-Mobile CEO John Legere promised free internet for 10 million US homes in an effort to eliminate the "homework gap" -- provided its merger with Sprint went through. Now that merger has happened, the combined company has opened up applications for its "Project 10Million" plan and revealed how it will work. T-Mobile has allocated $10.7 billion over the 10-year life of the program and made it available to all students who are part of national school lunch programs for low-income families. School districts can apply for a grant, sharing only student ZIP codes so that T-Mobile can confirm service availability. The schools will take care of hotspot distribution, with T-Mobile service chipping in help for setup and tech support.


Is 5G Here? - Connected World

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I know I have written about this more than once this year, but it deserves repeating; 5G is going to be something to watch as solutions are developed leveraging its power and speed. What's more, if you attended Mobile World Congress this year, you heard all the buzz surrounding 5G. I'd go as far as to say that 5G is hot right now. Many companies are chomping at the bit to tell us all about how they're going all-in on 5G. In fact, at MWC, Qualcomm's show slogan was "5G is here," and it seemed like most manufacturers were out to prove that they're either ready or actively getting ready for 5G.