5G is an emerging technology that has the potential to meet the explosion in consumer and industrial demand for faster and high-capacity mobile networks. With download speeds up to 100 times faster and latency (the delay between sending information and it being executed) reduced from 10 to 50 times, 5G has the capability to enable businesses to deliver an entirely new generation of products and services.
All wireless communications require spectrum. These radio waves are responsible for everything from TV and radio broadcasting to wireless data and mobile phone service. Wireless spectrum is a finite public resource that is regulated by the federal government.
The demand for more spectrum is being driven by the massive number of connected devices and data-intensive software applications that are expected to accompany the adoption of 5G networks. The merger of advanced machinery with networked sensors and software — known as the Internet of Things (IoT) — will require consumers and businesses to have access to large amounts of spectrum in higher frequency bands that are currently not being used for mobile services.
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