5G Networks: Information Overload

Despite what some wireless carriers say, we’re still a few years away from a mass rollout of true 5G networks. While they will be revolutionary, right now it’s more hype than reality. WatersTechnology tries to look ahead to see how capital markets firms might be able to capitalize on this latest technological evolution.

Sometimes, headlines about the development of 5G networks can read like the beginning of a Tom Clancy thriller. Who will be the first to have wide-scale 5G rollouts: China or the US? The future of commerce could be at stake; national security could be threatened, if Chinese tech firms are helping their government implant listening devices across Europe and the US.

From an economic standpoint, countries and politicians are taking being the dominant developer of 5G networks more seriously.

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