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Despite challenges, 5G wireless could arrive by 2020

telecom | 11/13/2013 9:12 pm EST

Though all the possibilities that 4G wireless technology presents still haven’t been fully explored, industry experts gathered in Ottawa on Wednesday to look ahead at the next generation of wireless networks and discuss what 5G mobility will be like. The commercial availability of 5G networks is expected around 2020, Wen Tong, an Ottawa-based fellow with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., said at the 5G@Canada Roundtable, organized by the global Chinese telecom company. 5G would deliver peak data rates about 100 times faster than current 4G networks, Huawei said in a release. “This...