The Race to 5G

The U.S. has a head start when it comes to 5G wireless technology. Federal telecom regulators recently passed new rules that unleashed huge swathes of untapped airwaves that will make the U.S. a leader in 5G adoption. The fifth generation of cellular technology is poised to bring mobile internet speeds that are 10 to 100 times faster than today’s average speeds, enabling full HD movie downloads in under 5 seconds. Plus, the upgrade spells lag times less than one thousandth of a second and ultra-low-powered sensors that last for years.

I recently chatted with Brian Bain, founder of Investor in the Family, about how 5G will take shape. We talked about the progression from 2G to 5G, what 5G tech will entail, what type of infrastructure will be required, the many applications for 5G and a whole lot more. While full-fledged 5G service is expected to take off by 2020 or so, testing by AT&T, Verizon and other tech companies are already underway. Look for major trials next year.

Click here for the full conversation, “How 5G Technology Will Impact Your Portfolio,” or hit play below. I hope you enjoy the podcast. If you have any questions or comments, please email me or post them in the comments section.