IEEE believes fifth-generation wireless technology will be truly revolutionary. It expects 5G will become the cornerstone of future wireless networks, enabling fundamentally new applications, including the Internet of Things and connected cars. At the same time, the technology is likely to provide broadband access to millions of users at a low price.
Concerned that 5G networks are being built before issues such as interoperability and security have been addressed, IEEE launched its 5G Initiative in December, The initiative seeks to engage industry, academia, and policymakers to work together to meet 5G’s challenges so the technology’s full potential can be realized.
In this issue, we ask IEEE Fellow Gerhard Fettweis, the initiative’s cochair, about the impact 5G technologies will have in such areas as education, sports, and transportation. The new technology also is expected to create opportunities for entrepreneurs and their startups—IEEE Fellow Joy Laskar’s Maja Systems is one such venture. And to help get you up to speed on 5G, we list resources available from IEEE, such as conferences and standards projects under development.
A new IEEE initiative is working to improve the next generation of wireless
They include videos, technical communities, and publications
Besides boosting speed, they’re likely to simplify network operations and increase flexibility
The events will explore the Internet of Things, software-defined networks, and big data
The 5G application would mimic the experience of touching something in real time
The startup’s product will be used in smart LED lighting systems, augmented and virtual reality applications, and factory automation equipment
Video shows how IEEE Standards is laying the foundation for the next-generation wireless network
Upcoming events delve into immersive projection technology, virtual storytelling, and navigation in virtual environments