Video: Tour the Graphene Pavilion, See the Future of Tech
One of the coolest things about working in the telecom industry -- besides managing the connectivity and innovations that transform lives -- is the science behind the technologies.
At Mobile World Congress, Light Reading took a break from all the 5G tech madness to understand a concept with a science slant and one that could serve as the basis for the most exciting innovations in tech going forward.
Graphene is an allotrope of carbon consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in an hexagonal lattice. It is the strongest material known to man, while also being super light, transparent and conductive -- and also affordable. It is the basic structural element of graphite, diamond and charcoal. In telecom, it could be used for flexible phones, batteries with longer lifespans and even all-graphene optical links that will help bring down power consumption and increase speeds for 5G networks.Light Reading's Dan Allen took a tour of the Graphene Pavilion, where several men with cool names and even cooler accents showed him how graphene will be used in the telecom industry for smartphones and more. Check out the video to learn about this exciting material.
— Sarah Thomas, Contributing Editor, Telco Transformation
The search giant intends to cut humans out of some of its processes and deal with the strain of massive data usage by using more automation in its network.
AT&T says it is ready to go commercial with 5G having consistently achieved 1Gbit/s speeds on mmWave connections in its trials.
NSF is pledging $100 million over seven years in a public-private partnership to test 5G technologies in real-world scenarios in Salt Lake City and New York City.
A new report from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission plays up the potential for 5G speeds, suggesting 5G could persuade consumers to give up fixed-line broadband.
More 5G predictions are rolling out as CCS Insights says that the US may be the first to launch 5G, but China will soon dominate it.
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