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Subject: World's first 5G network to be tested at the 2018 Winter Olympics (South Korea)

Written By: 2001 on 12/10/17 at 6:46 pm

Transfer speeds of gigabits per second  :o Not only that, 5G promises to eliminate latency and ping times, bringing it in line with cable.

Finally, a reasonable way to upload my 1 gigapixel duckface selfies while on the go.

Intel to show off 5G network at 2018 Winter Olympics

Intel plans to showcase 5G wireless networking technologies at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February. The network will demonstrate wireless data transfer speeds of gigabits per second, based on the pending 5G wireless standard.

That means fans attending the Winter Olympics will be able to post all the selfies and videos they want. 5G promises to disrupt wired internet connections, such as cable TV and modem service, or wired phone line services.

“As mobility evolves beyond the smartphone, 5G is becoming one of the most impactful technology transformations we are likely to see in our lifetimes,” said Sandra Rivera, senior vice president and general manager of the network platforms Group at Intel, in a blog post. “It will bring seamless connectivity, massive computing capabilities and rapid access to the cloud together for the first time.”

Intel is one of the sponsors of the Winter Olympics, and the company is working with South Korea’s KT to deliver a broad-scale 5G network for the duration of the games. That will require advances in networking, client technology, and the cloud. Beyond bringing wireless broadband at gigabit-plus speeds, 5G also promises ultra-low latency, meaning there are very short delays in interactions for things like games and livestreamed content.

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