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5G Evolution Supports a New Wave of Wireless Services

The release of each new generation of wireless technology every decade or so has enabled mobile communication to progress considerably since the first portable phones appeared in the 1980s. Technical advances have created new services and business opportunities, driving what’s being referred to as the third wave of communications. The evolution made possible through 5G and future 6G technology will support even more new services for industry and society, well into the 2030s and beyond. This article examines the expansion of 5G/6G wireless communications to new areas of service that will drive another industrial wave and offer greater business value for industry and society.

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