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April 6, 2018

This Week in 5G: Investing in Wireless .

    Riley Davis

    Welcome back to This Week in 5G! The cherry blossoms are blooming here in Washington, D.C., and 5G is also busy budding around the country.

    Up first in our 5G news: Accenture confirmed what many of us know—wireless contributes in a big way to all 50 states and the economy. A CTIA-commissioned report found that wireless is responsible for $475 billion dollars annually in U.S. GDP. That means if wireless was a country, it would be bigger than 87% of world economies. Alongside that economic impact, the report found the wireless industry supports 4.7 million American jobs.

    Next, we saw AT&T is gearing up to display the power of 5G in the coming months. The carrier has asked the FCC for permission to demonstrate 5G in the 28 GHz band during their SHAPE event in June, which explores the intersection of entertainment and technology. AT&T has named Atlanta, Dallas and Waco as initial deployment markets for 5G, so this may be a sneak peek of all the cool 5G-enabled things to come for those cities and beyond.

    And Verizon announced that they are going to have devices ready to support 3.5 GHz spectrum—a critical mid-band for 5G—by the end of this year. Verizon has been working with partners across the ecosystem to test 3.5 GHz technologies in preparation.

    That’s it for This Week in 5G. Tune in next week for more stories on the wonderful world of next-gen wireless.

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