During a session at CES 2023 in Las Vegas last weekend, a panel of experts said that 5G wireless connectivity and other smart city-related technologies may soon deliver on their promises as tech companies, local governments, and others develop new uses and business cases.
After years of hype, 5G appeared to be absent from this year’s CES. But it is still very much alive.
As reporterd by Ookla, the global leader in network and connectivity intelligence, 5G speeds around the world have stabilized.
In the last 30 years, mobile networks have been undergoing rapid changes, which have been set off by new broadband access technologies and the omnipresent use of the Internet. The use of the IP (Internet Protocol) suite pushes towards the fusion of services, industries, networks as well as the economic models.
The South Korean government said on Friday that it will cancel the spectrum that was allocated to local telecommunications companies for their 5G deployment, citing their underinvestment in the sector.
“The sky is no longer a limit when it comes to possibilities offered by super-fast, high-capacity connectivity,” Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market, told European media.
The tender procedure for the 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz and 3600 MHz frequency bands starts in January.
After the introduction of the 5G internet network in countries around the world, concerns have been raised about the effects of its radiation on humans. Doctors in India are now separating fact from fiction.
Bulgaria is the first country where Ericsson implements its global 5G University program as an elective course for third- and fourth-year bachelor’s as well as first-year master’s degree students.
Technology is advancing rapidly and becoming essential for connectivity in a post-pandemic world. 5G brings additional improvements to users, and its coverage in Qatar is increasing significantly.