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GSA: Number of 5G devices has doubled in the last three months

The 5G ecosystem continues to ramp up, with the Global mobile Suppliers Association reporting that the number of announced 5G devices has more than doubled in the last three months.

T-Mobile will launch 5G in six US cities on June 28th with Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G

T-Mobile will launch 5G in six US cities, including Dallas.

How self-driving cars, smart roads and 5G could change Austin as we know it

If you’re reading this, you’re likely well-aware of the hype around the emerging innovations that promise to transform how we work and how we get to and from where we work.

The Realities Of Smart City Development

When most people speak about smart cities, they often imagine a futuristic metropolis, as depicted in movies and television. In reality, smart cities will be the product of the ongoing and gradual evolution of information technologies — with which we’re already familiar in our everyday lives — and will not look much different than they […]

Sprint to show off 5G at Google I/O

A trial run before its big push later this month.

Five Advancements 5G Will Enable In The Future

Hot off the heels of the Mobile World Congress 2019, there’s one technology everyone is buzzing about more than any other: 5G.

This Is What Google’s First ‘Smart City’ Will Look Like

In 2017, the group announced plans to build its first connected “city,” a neighborhood called Quayside on the waterfront on Toronto, Canada, and now we have a better idea of what that city might look like.

5G Moto Mod gets FCC certification

The Federal Communications Commission has certified the 5G Moto Mod, suggesting that the attachment offering 5G capability could be on the market soon.

West Lake Hills works to improve connectivity

West Lake Hills is exploring ways to improve wireless connectivity throughout the city after complaints of “dead zones” have been reported by residents and police officers, officials said.

In North Texas, FCC commissioner champions 5G as an economic engine

Climbers in harnesses descended from bright blue stacked shipping containers Monday morning — not to work out in a rock climbing gym, but to train for the rollout of 5G, the next-generation wireless network.

How 5G will make smart cities a reality

The expansion of 5G technology is one of the keys to smart city development.

Super Bowl 2019: Are the wireless networks up to snuff?

Carriers are working furiously to ensure your Instagram posts and livestreams don’t jam during the big game.

FCC Commissioner Carr talks infrastructure, spectrum and jobs needed for 5G

For most consumers and businesses, 5G is still an intangible technology that appears to be driven more by marketing than actual results, but FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr tried to synthesize the opportunity in remarks at the European 5G Conference in Brussels.

Sprint rounds out CES 2019 with 5G call

Working with Nokia and Qualcomm, Sprint has made a 5G data call on its live commercial network in San Diego, including streaming YouTube videos, making Skype video calls, and sending and receiving messages.

AT&T is creating a 5G hospital

The next-gen wireless tech is expected to speed up network communications and reduce latency at a Chicago medical center.

Autonomous vehicle expert says 5G will make driverless cars safer

The general manager of the self-driving car company, Voyage, said in an episode of “Boundless” that aired Monday on Hill.TV that 5G technology will help make autonomous vehicles safer.

5G will make life faster for Americans. The FCC should make sure no one gets left in the dust.

Cellphone carriers such as AT&T and Verizon are not the only ones racing to 5G. The United States and China are also jockeying to create the best network the fastest — and reap the rewards in technological innovation.

Small cell antennas being installed in Lakeside

Small cell antennas are currently being installed in the Lakeside area, which will improve cell service for AT&T Wireless customers, according to Lakeside DFW.

AT&T’s 5G Network Now Live in San Antonio

5G, the latest iteration of mobile wireless technology, has landed in San Antonio. AT&T announced Tuesday it has turned on its new 5G mobile network in 12 cities, including San Antonio. On Friday, it will release a select number of wireless hotspots in area stores.

AT&T expands fiber to a dozen more metros — boosting its 5G efforts

AT&T Inc. unveiled 12 new metropolitan areas for its fiber service part of a push that should help the next-generation of wireless networks, as well.

JMA Wireless acquires 5G radio solutions provider Phazr

JMA Wireless just acquired Phazr, the Allen, Texas-based provider of 5G RAN technology that supports spectrum from 600 MHz all the way up to 47 GHz

Wireless tech is getting an ‘unprecedented’ update — and Dallas is getting the VIP treatment

Dallas is getting a front-row seat for the future.

5G has arrived – here’s what you can expect from AT&T

AT&T’s plans for 5G are somewhat confusing at first glance, as the company talks about at least four current and upcoming 5G-related services.r AT&T, we broke down the AT&T 5G rollout into four confusion-free sections. Take a look.

Why China Is Way Ahead In Super-Speedy Wireless 5G Deployment

China is likely to win the race to next-generation wireless technology, according to analysts. And the negative consequences for the U.S. of losing could take decades to overcome.

Crown Castle increases outlook for small cell deployments in 2019

Crown Castle is accelerating efforts to deploy small cells in 2019. The company says it will now build up to 15,000 small cell nodes in the coming year, marking a 50% jump from its previous projections.

Austin has been slow to implement 5G rollout, city official says

For some time, telecommunication companies have been saying that Austin is lagging in implementing the next wave of wireless communication, known as 5G. Now, the city is admitting that is the case.

Viewpoint: Business and fun hamstrung in Austin

It’s time for Austinites to engage, and for our City to embrace the smart city infrastructure of the future.

Commentary: Why Austin lags in race to a 5G future

Small cells and 5G wireless networks, with speeds up to 100 times faster than current networks, will revolutionize what is possible in the wireless space. Yet as providers announce that Texas cities like Dallas, Houston and Waco will be receiving 5G in the near future, Austin is left on the outside looking in.

AT&T, Samsung team up to create 5G ‘Innovation Zone’ in Austin

Tech giants AT&T and Samsung announced Wednesday that they will create the country’s first manufacturing-focused 5G “Innovation Zone” in Austin.

T-Mobile lines up more small cells and fiber backhaul for 5G

T-Mobile this week offered further evidence the company is preparing its network for the launch of 5G network services. Specifically, the nation’s third-largest wireless network operator announced the expansion of a deal with Crown Castle to add more small cells to its network, and it also said it now has fiber backhaul nationwide to support […]

In race for 5G networks, Austin may be falling behind

The world’s largest telecommunication companies are racing toward the next generation of wireless communication, dubbed 5G. But in Austin, a metro area usually known for tech innovation, the going is slow.

AT&T to expand 5G network; Austin’s still not on the list

AT&T Inc. announced Monday the cities that will get its high-speed 5G wireless internet in the near future. The Dallas-based telecommunications company said it would roll out the next generation of wireless technology in 2018 in Houston, Jacksonville, Louisville, New Orleans and San Antonio. Then in early 2019 it will move into parts of Las […]

Up in Ya Business – Texas 5G Alliance

Todd speaks with Scott Dunaway from the Texas 5G Alliance about 5G in Austin and its future in Austin.

AT&T invests $1.5 billion in Houston networks, eyeing 5G wireless

AT&T has invested nearly $1.5 billion in Houston wireless and wired networks in the last three years, the company reported Wednesday. The upgrades improve reliability, coverage, speed and performance, the company said, and are helping pave the way for 5G, the next generation of wireless networking, expected to offer gigabit speeds to smartphones and other […]

Ericsson launching US 5G software development centre

Ericsson is going all in on 5G, announcing increased R&D and manufacturing in the US across baseband, radio, artificial intelligence, and automation, with plans to launch a new software development centre.

Frisco’s $1.5B planned community is one of country’s first built from the ground up for 5G

Along with construction cranes raising its apartment buildings and hotels, developers behind Frisco Station are focused on another ingredient they see as essential for the mixed-use development: Laying the foundation for fast, reliable internet.

5G is coming to Houston. Here’s why that’s a big deal

Houston residents will be among the first in the country to access the internet at faster-than-ever speeds.

Modernizing Rules around 5G Small Cells Could Unlock Additional $100 Billion in Economic Growth, According to New Report.

WASHINGTON – Reducing current timelines for 5G wireless infrastructure deployments by 12 months would unleash an additional $100 billion to the U.S. economy, according to a new report commissioned by CTIA.

Autonomous shuttles will be driving in downtown Austin this fall

It may not be the ’Dillo shuttle many Austinites remember, but a new downtown circulator operated by autonomous vehicles will launch this fall in Austin. The autonomous, or self-driving, shuttles are part of a new technology-infused approach to transit that Capital Metro has been exploring in the past couple of years.

Austin Tech Alliance Publishes Community Letter Supporting 5G

Austin is far behind other communities in permitting small cells, technology that will bring 5G – the next generation of high-speed wireless service. In fact, a recent Texas Senate hearing revealed that among the major metropolitan areas in the state, Houston had approved 548 of 580 small cell permit applications, Dallas had approved 288 of […]

Report: Smart city technology could dramatically improve quality-of-life indicators

Research in the last year alone has found that smart cities and innovative technology can have all kinds of benefits for urban dwellers. This includes a report from Intel that smart technology can save citizens 125 hours a year, while smart building technology could save on utility bills. Based on the reports that have proliferated […]

Lyft expands driverless car service in Las Vegas

The future of travel is in the valley and rideshare company Lyft has made strides by using new technology. Lyft’s new program is like like a page ripped out of a science fiction movie. When passengers open the app on their phones to order a ride, they may see a new option: the self-driving car.

Commentary: It’s time to Kick 5G innovation Into High Gear and We’re Doing it in Austin

Decades ago, wireless deployment served only a narrow purpose for a narrow constituency. Today, it provides nearly limitless ways to make life easier for all people through the power of mobility. As we enter the next generation of wireless technology known as 5G, we know that mobility encompasses much more than telecommunications.

For AV testing, there’s less mess in Texas

FRISCO, Texas — Texans don’t take kindly to sitting in the shadow of that other overachieving big state, even in the tech sector where California has a head start.

5G promises Houstonians faster internet, more choice

Wayne Herbert is not happy with his options for home internet access. Comcast jacks up his rates each year, prompting the annual phone call, familiar to many Houstonians, that maybe brings down his payments but always raises his blood pressure.

Texas Cities Demonstrate Mixed Progress on Preparation for the Future of 5G Technology for Texas Senate Committee

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Texas Senate Business and Commerce Committee held a hearing on May 15, 2018 that reveals a wide gap on the 5G preparedness of Texas cities. The full hearing can be viewed HERE and the Committee hearing notice can be accessed HERE. Major cities provided updates on the implementation of the new […]

Key players warn Austin is being left behind in 5G future

AUSTIN (KXAN) – While companies ramp up to offer 5G service for cell phones, lawmakers and providers say Austin will be left behind because the city is slow rolling a permitting process. In 2017, lawmakers passed a law that made it cheaper and easier for major companies — AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint — to […]

Architecture firms design Skyports for flying Uber taxis

Three Texas-based architecture firms have unveiled their designs for what’s being called a Skyport concept created to serve as takeoff and landing facilities for the flying taxis being developed by ridesharing giant Uber Technologies Inc.

Dallas aims to begin smart street projects within a year

The City of Dallas plans to begin adding smart street projects within a year as a part of future projects to take down some of its elevated freeways.

Race for 5G Speeds Up, Lifting West’s Top Suppliers

The race for 5G, the next generation of wireless technology, is heating up sooner than expected.

The Race to 5G

The next generation of wireless is coming. The race to lead the world in 5G is underway and countries like China, South Korea, and Japan are doing everything they can to win. The competition carries real stakes.

The Global Race For 5G Technology Is On, And It’s Not Looking Good

Around the world, the race is on to deploy new, powerful 5G technology that will transform how we interact, live, and conduct business. Despite the United States’ technological dominance in the past, there are troubling signs that we may be falling behind in a global contest that several other countries are intent on winning.

Commentary: How 5G Technology Will Transform the Way We Live

Over 40 years ago, humanity was introduced to on-the-go communications with the first generation of clunky cellphones that looked like bricks or came in backpacks. These phones were heavy, with batteries that would last only an hour, and the simple voice-only calls were routinely intercepted over police scanners.

AT&T To Speed Up 5G Deployment Via Crown Castle Deal

AT&T is set to speed up its 5G deployment via the Crown Castle deal that it currently has in place. The improvement to AT&T’s 5G rollout efforts will be part of the expansion to the Crown Castle deal and will help AT&T build out its 5G technologies, which will lead to a faster rollout of its […]

Uber to bring flying service to Texas by 2020

“We’re marching forward to have demonstration flights by 2020,” Head of Uber Products for Advanced Programs, Nikhil Goel said. “That means people living in Dallas – Fort Worth area can start to see these planes flying over their heads.”

How the Wireless Industry Powers the U.S. Economy

We live in a time when the world is more connected than ever before. With more than 262 million smartphone users in the U.S. and a 238 percent increase in data traffic in the last two years, it is clear that the “always-on” promise is here. While traffic growth is heavily driven by video and […]

US, Asia to lead the way in global 5G deployment

A new report from CCS Insight has revealed that the US and Asia will continue to lead the way in the deployment and adoption of 5G.

Houston joins ‘smart’ cities program to study transportation, technology

Houston will join 21 other cities in a national partnership aimed at addressing persistent transportation challenges as technology and mobility choices have planners rethinking how streets, sidewalks and private spaces interact.

LOGIX Fiber Networks Joins Texas 5G Alliance

LOGIX Fiber Networks, the largest Texas-based independent fiber network provider, has joined the Texas 5G Alliance as a coalition member, contributing to the organization’s mission of advocating for the next generation of high-speed wireless technologies needed as smart cities continue to increase and expand throughout the state of Texas.

Vapor IO to build 100 edge computing locations for wireless carriers by 2019

Startup Vapor IO has plans to build 100 “micro data centers” for edge computing in locations around the country by the end of next year. The rollout involves the company installing its equipment at the base of existing cell tower sites—or in other locations—and then selling the resulting computing power to wireless providers, tower companies […]

4 Reasons 5G Is Critical For Mass Adoption Of AR And VR

The world is buzzing from all the talk about augmented reality and virtual reality. Both have been trending at major consumer electronic shows this year. We are on the verge of seeing AR and VR change the way we live. Everything from how we shop to how we work will be different. However, we haven’t […]

FCC Approves ‘5G Ready’ Wireless Infrastructure Reforms

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas 5G Alliance issues the following statement from spokesperson, Scott Dunaway, on the FFC’s approval of an order to modernize wireless infrastructure deployment: “The Texas 5G Alliance commends Commissioner Carr and his counterparts at the FCC on taking an important step to modernizing the agency’s approach to the deployment of wireless […]

Our Driverless Future

Say goodbye to humans behind the wheel. Self-driving cars are coming faster than you think, and the changes they bring will reach for are beyond our roads.

How Austin, other cities are preparing for driverless vehicles

Driverless cars may be the transportation of the future. But they’re giving today’s policymakers some consternation. Top officials from Austin, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., outlined what they’re doing to prepare for the rise of autonomous vehicles at a South by Southwest panel on Monday.

A Look at the Future of 5G-Powered Smart Cities

What will cities of the near future look like when buildings, cars, people and a whole slew of other things can communicate with each other? Earlier this month, tech companies and telecoms at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, tried to answer that question, showing off their plans for 5G—a next-generation wireless, network that will enable exponentially faster […]

How the IoT is evolving to reach the mainstream with businesses and consumers

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how companies and consumers go about their days around the world. The technology that underlies this whole segment is evolving quickly, whether it’s the rapid rise of the Amazon Echo and voice assistants upending the consumer space, or growth of AI-powered analytics platforms for the enterprise market.

Sprint 5G coming to LA, DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston

The six cities will begin experiencing 5G upgrades on Sprint as of April, with the carrier saying it will deliver the first US 5G mobile network in the first half of 2019 thanks to its ‘deep spectrum position’.

Qualcomm’s simulated 5G tests shows how fast real-world speeds could actually be

We’ve spent the last couple months hearing a lot about the kinds of speeds that 5G will theoretically be able to offer at its peak, but what about how the next-generation networks will work in actual, less than ideal real world conditions? That’s what Qualcomm is looking to answer with the 5G simulation tests it’s […]

Innovations and Disruptions: Passing the Torch to 5G Technology

The Olympics have become the modern-day World’s Fair for the demonstration of game-changing technological advances. As the world turns its focus to PyeongChang to cheer their fellow countrymen in their pursuit of gold, they will also witness the passing of the torch to the next generation of mobile wireless technology, known as 5G.

AT&T announces Dallas, Atlanta, and Waco as first three 5G cities for 2018

Following AT&T’s pledge last month to build out a true 5G network by the end of the year, the telecom has announced its first three of 12 locations that will get standards-based, mobile 5G by the end of the year. The company says two Texas cities, Dallas and Waco, are on the list, as well as Atlanta, […]

How 5G Will Change Your Life

Faster speeds. Higher bandwidth. Lower latency. The next era of wireless technology is coming – and it will open the door to life-changing innovations.

5G is helping make Pyeongchang the most high-tech Olympics ever

Spectators at the Pyeongchang Olympics aren’t just getting to watch the ultimate showdown in winter sports. They’re also witnessing the most high-tech Olympic Games in history.

How 5G Will Juice Up Your Phone and Your Fridge: QuickTake

The world’s next mobile network, 5G, promises that it will be blazing fast and capable of accommodating many more connected devices. Don’t go shopping for a 5G-compatible phone just yet, since technical standards are still being hammered out. But businesses that rely on wireless connectivity are already dreaming of how they could put 5G to work.

The Winter Olympics Will Be A Coming-Out Party For 5G Wireless

Korea will show off its tech prowess with high-speed networks beaming real-time video and VR straight from athletes to spectators.

How some cities are attracting 5G investments ahead of others

As communities across the United States wait to learn how high-speed mobile networks will figure in a long-promised infrastructure plan, some cities are already attracting private investment in next-generation 5G networks. They are doing so by finding new ways to collaborate with network and equipment providers, creating a set of “best practices” that other local governments can […]

What is 5G? What will it do? And when will we get it?

With news that the government will build a 5G cellular network being reported and then just as quickly dismissed by officials, many Americans have found themselves asking: What the heck is 5G anyway?

How Dallas Is Trying to Become the Smartest City in the Country

The City of Dallas is well known for Cowboys and corporate headquarters and but historically it is not been known for tech innovation innovation. If all goes according to plan, that last part will change.

Driverless cars and other emerging technologies require a future filled with 5G

Even in a world accustomed to breathtaking technological disruption, the news that GM will launch a car without a steering wheel or pedals next year comes as a shock. This significantly modified Chevy Bolt shows that the future is fast approaching — a future of driverless cars and autonomous vehicles instead of the human-operated vehicles that we have known […]

5G Is Coming Soon. Do You Care? You Should. Here’s Why.

Progress is generally a highly subjective term. But for those who understand what it is and what it means, the advent of 5G is unequivocally good news. As it develops and grows, the next generation wireless network has the potential to create millions of jobs, drive growth, and enable a host of new technologies, from […]

Technology and Business Leaders Join Forces to Support Connectivity of the Future – Texas 5G Alliance will Promote Importance of Smart City Infrastructure

oday the Texas 5G Alliance is proud to announce the formal launch of an organization that will serve as the leading advocate for the world changing impact of 5G technology and infrastructure that will be required to meet the evolving demands of consumers and smart cities. The Alliance will focus on the education and advocacy for the […]

5G mobile networks: A cheat sheet

As LTE networks become increasingly saturated, mobile network operators are planning for the 5G future. Here is what business professionals and mobile users need to know about 5G.

Crown Castle gears up for 5G cellphone service

Crown Castle is ready for the 5G future. The Houston telecommunications company recently completed a $9 billion buying-spree that more than doubled its fiber optic network across the United States as it also moved to significantly expand its inventory of so-called small cell devices that boost internet speeds. All this positions Crown Castle to prosper […]

5G: The Coming Key to Technology’s Future

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is driving tens of thousands of techies to Las Vegas this week to get their hands on the latest in cutting-edge gadgets, robots and vehicles, some of which are likely still years ahead of their time.

CES panel: Things could go wrong in 5G rollout, but it’s going to happen regardless

Sure, some things could go wrong on the way to 5G. Bugs can pop up. Delays may occur. But 5G is going to come, no matter what.

2018 Preview: Small-cell deployments will finally gain ground

The U.S. market for small cells has been shackled as carriers, government agencies and other organizations struggle to develop policies and processes for zoning, siting and deploying them. But the little transmitters are beginning to gain significant—if not exactly dramatic—traction in 2018: T-Mobile recently said it has deals to deploy 28,000 small cells “in the […]

Austin’s role in the rise of autonomous vehicles

At a news conference in the spring, Austin Mayor Steve Adler made a bold statement about the city’s future in innovative technology — specifically, its future in the automotive industry.

HGTV stars make big ‘Gaines’ with AT&T 5G speeds

All those selfies that visitors to Magnolia Market in Waco upload to Instagram will make the are fertile ground for the telecom giant to test out its newest technology.

Ultra-fast 5G wireless service declared national security priority by White House

Who would have thought that the president who writes in 140-character missives would suddenly be interested in 70 Gbps wireless internet access?

2017 was a good year for 5G trials

As the 3GPP works toward finalizing the 5G New Radio specification, set for mid-2018, operators, infrastructure providers and the larger telecom ecosystem have engaged in a number of promising pre-standard 5G trials that lay the groundwork for rapid commercialization of ultra-high-capacity, ultra-low-latency network applications. Here we take a look at some of the stand-out testing […]

Robot delivery drones are just around the corner

City-sanctioned land drones could be hitting a sidewalk near you by February 2018. That was the report Austin Transportation Department Chief of Staff Karla Taylor gave to the Urban Transportation Commission on Tuesday evening.

Silicon Labs’ plan to acquire another IoT technology a shrewd move, analysts say

The deal could provide Silicon Labs customers with more choice at a cheaper price. And it’s an insightful business move, according to analysts who track the semiconductor sector.

Qualcomm: First 5G Phones Won’t Be Battery Hogs

When 5G phones come in 2019, they won’t nuke your battery. The 5G transition will be less painful than the 3G/4G switch, so you won’t have to wait for second-gen phones to get decent battery life, Qualcomm said at its Snapdragon Summit.

Survey: Densification picks up, with an eye on 5G

A new survey shows that nearly 60% of operators expect to focus on small cells in the first years of 5G deployment, as they roll out targeted densification to support enhanced mobile broadband and other 5G use cases.

T-Mobile has deals to deploy 28K small cells ‘in the short term’

T-Mobile has contracted to deploy tens of thousands of small cells to densify its network in advance of 5G, T-Mobile’s vice president of network technology and strategy said Wednesday.

Austin looking into autonomous vehicles

Autonomous transportation is something that has been a fascinating concept for quite a while, but now it is become a reality for one Texas city and a possibility for Austin.

Waymo’s Autonomous Cars Cut Out Human Drivers in Road Tests

The self-driving car is edging closer to becoming driverless. Waymo, the autonomous car company from Google’s parent company Alphabet, has started testing a fleet of self-driving vehicles without any backup drivers on public roads, its chief executive said Tuesday. The tests, which will include passengers within the next few months, mark an important milestone that […]

The Future Of The Transport Industry – IoT, Big Data, AI And Autonomous Vehicles

Tremendous strides by innovators have resulted in some fascinating and intriguing enhancements to the transportation industry. In fact, in many ways, it feels like the future of the transportation industry is already here. These developments will cause transportation companies to rethink job descriptions and figure out when humans should be at the helm or when […]

Stronger infrastructure policy will revolutionize everything

Millions of Americans cram into aging airports every November to travel over Thanksgiving, a holiday notorious for a dizzying number of delays. As any frequent traveler knows, travel challenges are not limited to holidays. In fact, 24 of the top 30 airports are soon expected to experience Thanksgiving-like volume at least one day every week. […]

Traffic signals in Frisco will soon talk with cars as part of new technology push

What if you knew when you stopped at a traffic signal whether you had two minutes or 10 seconds before the light turned green? That basic information has been shown to provide an extra level of comfort for drivers. And it’s part of a new technology coming soon to a vehicle near you.

Get ready for ‘unlimited data’ of 5G networks in 2019

When it comes to 5G networks, there’s something beyond pure speed to get excited about. Next-generation mobile networks will be able to accommodate a lot more people and a lot more data as carriers like Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T and manufacturers like Nokia and Ericsson improve the total capacity of the network. That means your phone won’t be fighting […]

Crown Castle Exec Talks 5G Infrastructure Ahead of DC5G Summit

Mark Reudink is the director of product development at Crown Castle, an infrastructure provider that owns approximately 40,000 cell towers, 25,000 small cells and 29,000 miles of fiber. Such infrastructure will be critical to the rollout of 5G services — and here, we share some of Reudink’s thoughts on how he envisions this rollout progressing […]

AT&T Will Be Testing 5G in These U.S. Cities Later This Year

AT&T said on Wednesday that it is expanding its 5G trials to include three new U.S. cities by the end of the year as part of its push to develop a next-generation network.

Why there’s a need for 5G speed

As nearly every part of our world — from home refrigerators to heavy machinery — becomes connected, mobile carriers and companies across the world are racing to roll out fifth-generation mobile networks. 5G will bring the speed, reliability and bandwidth to keep pace with the ways we use technology, from smartphones to fitness trackers to […]

It’s Time to Think Beyond Cloud Computing

Fasten your harnesses, because the era of cloud computing’s giant data centers is about to be rear-ended by the age of self-driving cars. Here’s the problem: When a self-driving car has to make snap decisions, it needs answers fast. Even slight delays in updating road and weather conditions could mean longer travel times or dangerous […]

Apple has an idea for car sensors that could drastically reduce crashes

Apple has scoped out an idea for Bluetooth sensors that help cars communicate with each other, according to an updated patent published on Thursday.

11 Ways The Advent Of 5G Will Aid Your Business

5G remains a work in progress, but that progress is getting closer to completion. Some are forecasting the network’s arrival as soon as 2020, though that remains just an estimate. Regardless, the functionality of the system, once operational, will be remarkable, far outstripping speeds of previous networks.

An Interview with Barak Epstein, Co-Founder of SmartAustin

Laura Benold, Smart Cities Connect Managing Editor, interviews Barak Epstein, Co-Founder, SmartAustin about growth in his community and what ideal smart city entrepreneurs look like.

What is 5G?

5G is coming this year. Or maybe not. In the race to 5G, or fifth generation wireless, companies are starting to promise the impossible, which will result in a lot of confusion over the next few years. Because there isn’t any official definition of 5G yet, all the players in the wireless world, from chipset […]

Flying vehicles from Uber are planned to be in Frisco’s sky by 2020

During the Elevate Summit presentations Tuesday in Dallas, Uber’s Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden unveiled the company’s plans for urban air mobility, which include flying vehicles. The ride-hailing company plans to launch a fleet of aircraft—called Vertical Take-Off and Landing, or VTOL aircraft—with the Dallas-Fort Worth area as the test market for these vehicles.

What Is 5G, and When Do I Get It?

Look at the top corner of your phone screen. Right now, it probably reads 4G LTE, and you’re probably fine with that. But soon—and we’re talking years, not months—your phone will say 5G there instead.