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Speed and range are key variables in the 5G race

Jan 13, 2020
There's a trade off between how fast people can download things … and whether coverage can reach people in remote areas.
A crew for Verizon works on a cell tower to update it to handle the new 5G network in Orem, Utah on December 10, 2019.
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Reporter's notebook: Inside Huawei, a feisty determination to thrive

Jun 24, 2019
At its headquarters, a media tour reveals a combative company determined to thrive despite U.S. sanctions.
A Huawei staff member uses her mobile phone at the Huawei Digital Transformation Showcase in Shenzhen in China's Guangdong province in March.
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5G is here! Well, it's almost here

Jan 14, 2019
Well... OK, it'll be here any day now.
Visitors walk past a 5G logo during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
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5G promises an interconnected world, but at what cost?

Dec 18, 2018
Fifth-generation technology is designed to be faster and to connect more devices at once. The hope is that it may spur new ways of communicating person to person, but also between devices, enabling things like autonomous vehicles. AT&T says it is starting its 5G rollout with a dozen cities where it has a strong client […]

The U.S. government doesn’t want 5G tech that’s made in China

Nov 30, 2018
The thing that makes the technology so useful can also make it vulnerable.
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