Why Wireless ISPs Are Still Necessary in the Age of 5G

April 23, 2019

Proponents of 5G are touting the new technology as the "one global standard" for mobile communications. But despite the excitement around 5G—particularly for low-latency and machine-to-machine communication—there is still room (and importantly, spectrum) for other wireless communications technologies. Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) will continue to be crucial in the age of 5G, as not all areas in the US can be economically serviced by traditional wireline broadband providers, and limitations inherent to 5G mobile broadband will make it unsuitable for practical use in rural or remote deployments.

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