City governments should consider heavy antennas, fuzzy weather forecasting and other unexpected surprises from the front lines of early 5G network testing
"5G is seeing its first limited runs in cities around the world. And when new network tech gets out of the lab and into the field, real-world testing reveals some of the surprises that have been hiding under the surface.
There are at least five 5G hurdles that commonly crop up in work with operators, device makers, network equipment manufacturers and city planners..."
Imagine what an open, software-defined model will do to help IT managers meet the need for faster, more flexible, and more secure systems and platforms for 5G
"5G, with its faster speeds and more reliable connections, has been hailed a new era for mobile communications. No wonder America's wireless companies are betting big on 5G, investing an estimated $275 billion into building 5G networks so far.
For IT managers, the 10-to-20-times higher data speeds that 5G promises over 4G/LTE is an opportunity to benefit from innovations such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and connected cars that require faster, lower-latency connections for the massive amounts of data they produce..."