How will 5G internet change the world?

At the recent Mobile World Congress, 5G was all the rage. The Economist described the next generation of mobile networks as something that will “offer users no less than the perception of infinite capacity.” The rollout of 5G is expected to enable and widely disseminate technologies, such as: the Internet of Things, self-driving cars, autonomous drones, and Star Wars-inspired hologram phones. What was considered science-fiction just a decade ago is currently being prototyped, tested, and piloted. A $1 billion investment in a New Mexico “ghost town”speaks for itself. And, as we enter the era of 5G, the formerly futuristic gadgets might just become commonplace.

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WORLD BANK – Top 7 disruptive technologies for cities

Top 7 disruptive technologies for cities

Top 7 disruptive technologies for cities (Photos via Shutterstock)

Imagine you were working in development and poverty reduction in the early 1990s (I was!). Only one website existed in all the world in August 1991 (today there are over 1.5 billion). Mobile phones were expensive, rare, and clunky. Very few would anticipate a situation in which India would have more mobile phones than toilets.

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5G – MIMO – Did YOU Know About This? What is Massive MIMO 5G technology? Sprint Business

5G Efforts Misguided or Deliberately Misleading? Example: Immediate Action Needed – Help stop 5G in Wisconsin!

5G – MIMO – Did YOU Know About This? What is Massive MIMO 5G technology? – Sprint Business Posted

Determining factors

A key to the advanced networking future that 5G promises is Massive MIMO. It’s a term you’re likely to hear increasingly about as the industry moves forward with 5G implementation, and it’s one that is worth taking a closer look at.

Massive MIMO (multiple input/multiple output) is all about antennas, radios, and spectrum, all working together to give the kind ofspeed, capacity, and other benefits businesses are looking forward to in our coming 5G world.

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5G – City of Sebastopol, California – Telecommunication Ordinance,-2019/Agenda-Item-Number-10-Telecommunications-ordinance-First-Reading-and-Introduction.pdf.aspx

The updated Sebastopol ordinance passed April 16, 2019. It does not stop 5G, there is NO moratorium on 5G in Sebastopol, but it does raise the bar in terms of what the telecom has to do to apply:

Telecom applicants must have an in person meeting with full completed applications.

Telecom applicants must hold public meetings prior to applying.

Telecom applicants must give notice of application to residents within 600 feet of the proposed site.

Antennas must be at least 1500 feet apart.

Antennas not in residential zones.
The Sebastopol Telecommunication Ordinance is 55 pages- and complicated, but above is the basic gist.

Barcelona hospital first to use 5G technology for remote surgery

Clínic hospital project aims to allow surgeons around the world to cooperate during operations

05 February 2019 06:52 PM byACN | Barcelona

Barcelona’s Clínic hospital has become the first in Spain to adopt 5G technology so that surgeons can carry out operations at a distance in real time.

The low latency of 5G communications networks means that operations can take place remotely without any delays.

The aim of the project is to connect surgeons from around the world without them needing to be present in the operating theater.

Presented on Tuesday, the ‘Remote surgery’ project will have to wait until 5G technology becomes widely available, which is scheduled from 2020.

Meanwhile, as part of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month, surgeons from the Clínic hospital will remotely carry out an operation that will be streamed on 5G.

5G – news from Ireland

5G – news from Ireland
Today’s Sunday Times in Ireland main headline is:
Greenlight for €3bn rural web
The lead paragraph is:

The government is expected award the tender for delivering high speed broadband in rural Ireland to the National Broadband Ireland (NBI) consortium led by David McCourt, the last remaining bidder in the procurement process being overseen by Communications Minister Richard Bruton. The project could cost €3bn.

 I think it important to note the the Times calls it a “procurement process” which means the government is buying it for the nation…
A colleague wrote: “It’s the largest investment in anything, in Irelands’ history. They want EVERYONE to have access to high speed broadband. I looked at the map and there’s nowhere broadband won’t be. Having said that here, in Kerry the cables will go directly into the house not wi-fi from the line.”