With the potential to change how 5G is allocated and deployed, shared spectrum has become a priority for this leading telecom chip maker.
Over the last decade, 4G has provided reliable connectivity and speed to millions of mobile users around the world. In doing so, it has provided the foundation required by a majority of the mobile applications we use today.
But while 4G has paved the way for new mediums of mobile communication, it does have limitations. Over the next decade, growing demand for fast wireless coverage will require networks to transmit larger sums of data in near real-time.
Fortunately, the 5th generation of wireless technology (5G) will provide just that.
While early consumer access to 5G networks may be available in the coming months, widespread adoption could take the better part of a decade.
Even so, 5G has become a primary focus for mobile network operators, chip makers, and smartphone manufacturers. According to CB Insights’ Earnings Transcript tool, “5G” was collectively mentioned over 962 times on Q2’18 earnings calls, up 99% from Q2’17.