The evolution to 5G wireless is already well underway, and the implications for the broadband industry and society as a whole are enormous. Unlike other wireless evolutions that brought incremental improvements in wireless performance, 5G will enable a major societal paradigm shift, powering the Internet of Everything.

It is a transformational technology that will bring Gigabit performance to mobile devices; enable smart cities, large and small, to reach their full digital potential; empower industry to achieve massive efficiency; revolutionize automobile transportation; and help give rise to amazing new consumer and societal applications like virtual reality and remote surgery. And that’s just the start.
But despite its wireless pedigree, 5G is nothing without a deep fiber broadband network to support it. Indeed, deep fiber networks are the nervous system for 5G, and the implementation of 5G will drive unprecedented investment in fiber networks across the globe.


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