The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released its report on the First Responder Network Authority, finding, among other things, that while the organization has made progress, it still needs to complete a risk assessment, develop standards of conduct and come up with an evaluation plan for early builder projects.
A quick scan of these 5G discussions might leave you confused. On the one hand, you have announcements, demos, and innovations suggesting that 5G matters in the here and now. On the other hand, you have operators and vendors reminding us that 5G won't likely be a commercial reality for, at least, another five years. How do you reconcile this? Split the difference and start talking about 4.5G!
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