5G & the Evolution of Smart Cities

5G technology is about a lot more than just the ability to download a flick to your phone in five seconds.

A panel featured at this month’s NYC-held CE Week show addressed its potential impact on the quality of livability, workability and sustainability beyond entertainment and smartphone performance. But before those benefits can be realized, infrastructure that will serve as the foundation for the development of 5G-supported smart cities needs to be put in place…

One obvious application discussed was the area of law enforcement and in improving the effectiveness of first responders answering the call to service; that’s where drones with significantly higher-resolution cameras come into play. Another aspect of the discussion addressed how municipalities can embed 5G into their street planning designs.