5G in 5: Top Tech This Week — January 31, 2020

Here’s this week’s rundown of the top 5 stories of 5G news about emerging and innovative technologies. To follow the series, check back here every week and look out for #5Gin5 posts from @Facesof5G.

  1. 5G Esports Training Facility—Dignitas and Verizon announced a partnership for the nation’s first 5G esports training facility. “The technologies we are collaboratively building will help us strengthen support for our current and future partners far beyond today’s capabilities,” explains Dignitas CEO Michael Prindiville. Read more here.
  2. 5G Transforming the World— From gadgets to IoT, as well as manufacturing, investing in 5G infrastructure “will make our communities safer, more environmentally efficient and more connected,” says CP Gurnani, CEO and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra. The next smart revolution will improve the quality of life for a global, interconnected population. Read more here.
  3. Urban Challenges Conquered by Tech— The United Nations estimates 68 percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. Tackling urban challenges has been revolutionized by understanding environments through IoT sensors. “There are already many IoT projects that use other connectivity options, but the arrival of 5G promises to help to combine individual projects into a more interconnected whole,” writes Shane McHugh for Three. Read more here.
  4. Fashion Comes Alive with 5G— The world’s first augmented reality dress, powered by 5G, will be on the red carpet at the EE British Academy Film Awards in February 2. “The dress will transform before their eyes as [Maya Jama] makes her way along the red carpet, while spectators outside the Royal Albert Hall will see the dress come to life digitally via Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G smartphones, situated along the red carpet to capture the AR transformation as it happens,” says Mobile Marketing’s David Murphy. Read more here.
  5. Self-Driving Cars and Low Latency— Low latency 5G technology will cut down response times in autonomous vehicles (AV), making the roads safer. “Millisecond latency will allow networked AVs to platoon within a car length of each other, which, to be honest, is what many rush-hour human commuters do right now. The difference is that AVs will be able to do that safely,” reports Salvatore Babones for The National Interest. Read more here.
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