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5G Is Here. What Does That Mean for Exponential Tech?

5G, hailed as the future of connectivity, is now a reality. Over the last months, the first 5G networks have been rolled out in South Korea and the US. While initial impressions are mixed, the new networks hold the key to advancing the spread of a slew of exponential technologies and catalyzing fundamental changes to a long list of industries and services.

In early April, Verizon and three South Korean carriers traded the marketing equivalent of barbs over who had switched on their 5G service first and launched the “world’s first commercial 5G mobile service.”