Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller.
Faster wireless is the future of American technology. Emerging technologies like autonomous cars, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things all need fast wireless connectivity, and need it everywhere.
Help is on the way in the form of 5G, the next-generation wireless standard being developed by the telecom industry. The arrival of 5G is expected to bring widespread disruption of American business, as low-latency connections enable new services.
“This isn’t about improving phones. 5G is about going beyond the phone,” said Colby Synesael, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at Cowen & Co., who has been closely tracking the technology. “It’s about creating opportunities for the wireless network. We think 5G will bring the original vision of Big Data to fruition.”
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