5G & the Evolution of Smart Cities
5G technology is about a lot more than just the ability to download a flick to your phone in five seconds.
A panel featured at this month’s NYC-held CE Week show addressed its potential impact on the quality of livability, workability and sustainability beyond entertainment and smartphone performance. But before those benefits can be realized, infrastructure that will serve as the foundation for the development of 5G-supported smart cities needs to be put in place.
That issue, and others, were addressed by the panel members. Moderated by Jason Nelson, executive director for partner engagement for the Smart Cities Council, the group included Jim Lockwood, CEO and founder of Aero Wireless Group, Rob Pegoraro, tech journalist for USA Today/Yahoo Finance and Joshua Ness, senior manager of Verizon 5G Labs, who offered their insights on how smart cities will be able to harness 5G’s power.