Fifth-generation mobile wireless (5G) will soon be on its way. 5G supported devices will include cell phones, laptops, fax machines, security camera monitoring systems, some medical devices, traffic signals, factory floor robots and the other “connected” devices that make up the “Internet of Things” (IoT). The 5G standard will support at least a 20 gigabits per second (Gbps) downlink and a 10 Gbps uplink per mobile base station, shared amongst all users in a wireless cell. This new standard will secure speeds 10 to 100 times faster than typical fourth generation (4G) connections.

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