5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – May 4, 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. Connectivity Getting Us Through Crisis— Commentary from Faces of 5G’s Executive Director Matt Weinberg was featured by Forbes this week. While noting the many ways in which the internet is helping to get us through COVID-19, Matt reflects on how the internet has evolved, why we’re well positioned to weather the crisis from a connectivity standpoint now, and what’s to come with 5G. Read more here.
  2. 5G as a Path Forward— Internet use has seen a dramatic boost as we live out more of our lives online during the pandemic. Bruce Duysen, Senior Director of 5G Program Management at Keysight Technologies, offers some interesting insight: “A pandemic yields time to reflect. We have seen how communication technology of all kinds have allowed people around the world to connect and keep life moving even while quarantined. We can see what is working today, and where there are opportunities to build things much better for the future. 5G technology shows that the wireless path forward builds the best way to deliver and secure our communications.” Read more here.
  3. 5G is a Key Player — Autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and more could take off in a big way during a revolution powered by 5G. “The potential that 5G offers as an enabler of the next phase of technology revolution is exciting. Both AI and advanced automation embedded into many industries that have so far been very human-effort oriented,” says Jason Curtis, Head of Business Solutions, UK&I, Orange Business Services. Read more here.
  4. 5G in the Air— The benefits of 5G won’t only apply when you’re on the ground. Gogo Business Aviation says it plans to launch its Gogo 5G network in 2021. According to its CEO, Oakleigh Thorne, “Gogo 5G is the next step in our technology evolution and is expected to deliver an unparalleled user experience, pairing high performance with low latency and network-wide redundancy.” Read more here.
  5. 5G and Smart Cities— Want to see how 5G technology could help make cities safer and more sustainable? Check out this video from Reuters.  
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