Separately from Sprint, Verizon is working on its own connected city initiative, partnering with the University of Michigan to test 5G autonomous and connected car solutions.
Sprint tomorrow is opening a 5G-powered testbed in Georgia to develop and evaluate smart city infrastructure and IoT applications within a living lab.
5G’s success is tied to the speed, reliability and capacity of the other networks it will complement and augment, including 4G, but most especially fibre. Almost half of the respondents who work for operators said sufficient fibre is the top critical factor for 5G’s success.
UK operators have outlined their requirements to make Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s demand for full-fibre broadband “for all” by 2025 a reality.
They prioritise four key issues and say that urgent action is required within 12 months if universal coverage is to accelerate.
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A recent International Data Corporation (IDC) report says enterprises are ramping up their digital transformation projects to the tune of $1.18 trillion in 2019, an increase in spending of 18% over 2018.