A 5G wireless network will move data faster: potentially 20 times faster than 4G. But it isn’t just for phones—it’s expected to facilitate tech that will transform industries and maybe people’s lives.
By using more of the radio frequency spectrum, along with many other upgrades, 5G will support massive numbers of devices and provide near-instant network responses—enabling technologies like smart cities and self-driving cars, respectively.
This spotlight gives an overview of 5G tech and looks at challenges for federal involvement, including:
making radio frequency spectrum available
addressing disparities in access