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Live-streaming a virtual-reality broadcast.
Downloading a 90-minute high-definition
TV show to your smartphone in less than
three seconds. Sending instant updates on
road conditions to self-driving vehicles.
These scenarios are impossible or pro-
hibitively expensive on current cellular
networks, but they should be feasible with
the next generation of wireless connectiv-
ity, 5G. It promises to be 10 to 20 times
faster than today’s cell-phone networks.
By Elizabeth Woyke