What Do You Mean, 5G Wireless? What It Would Really Take to Make the Switch

5G is the cool-sounding name everybody uses for the next generation of cellular wireless. Changes in the wireless protocols and use of different radio frequencies are aimed at increasing the bandwidth capacity of 5G to about 100 times greater than the current 4G LTE cellular systems. These goals, if achieved, will enable wireless connections to equal the bandwidth of current Wi-Fi and fiber-to-the-home networks. To achieve those goals, wireless companies must overcome several technical and financial barriers including installing more fibers to the cell sites and denser urban cellular sites using small cells with a coverage of a few blocks or less.

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