MMTC Presents the 5G Outlook Series Part III: The Myths & Mysteries of 5G

by mmtcbbsj on October 18, 2017

5G is the next generation of wireless connectivity, touted to provide users with fiber-like speed and enabling new technology such as connected cars, virtual reality, and networked robots. Although the first phase of standardization will not be completed before 2018, operators and academics have started showcasing some of the key capabilities of 5G through trials and business cases.

The lack of formal 5G definitions and standards has not discouraged investment in the trials to validate early promises of 5G. Along with the trials, many believe that 5G will be the “ultimate wireless experience.” However, some questions remain unanswered. Will 5G replace 4G? Will 5G deployment slow down the growth of cell towers due to proliferation of small cells? What limitations will 5G have? Will it only be available in urban areas? What does this mean for consumers, jobs, and our nation’s most vulnerable communities?

During MMTC’s “The Myths and Mysteries of 5G” session, experts from Charter Communications, Nokia, and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association joined MMTC to separate the facts from the myths about the world’s latest technical advancement, and its impact on consumers. 

Learn what happened during MMTC’s Lunch and Learn discussion about the myths and mysteries of 5G that was held on October 12, 2017 – Visit our Storify blog!

About MMTC:

The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) is a non-partisan, national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecom and broadband industries, and closing the digital divide. MMTC is generally recognized as the nation’s leading advocate for minority advancement in communications.

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