Imagine data zooming to and from your device 100 times faster than it can today, making the dreaded spinning buffering wheel a woe of the past.
The ever-developing telecom industry is trending in an exciting new direction – 5G. 5G will deliver fiber-like speeds over a wireless connection.
“Wireless is not that wireless,” said Clark Kinlin, executive vice president, Corning Incorporated. He added, an advanced fiber framework must be in place before progress in 5G can be made.
Corning plays a leading role in this transformation. From large datacenters to the connections to your home, Corning enables the fiber network infrastructure. This means Corning’s fiber dictates the coverage and capacity of the networks that you’re probably utilizing right now.
With near-ubiquitous internet use and the insatiable demand for bandwidth, the current 4G network can’t handle all of the capacity. 5G allows consumers to exchange data faster than the blink of an eye, said Verizon’s chief executive officer, Lowell McAdam.
Increasing online video consumption and the Internet of Things are driving demand for 5G. Self-driving cars, virtual reality, and a barrage of other “smart” devices require large amounts of bandwidth. However, in order to continue this forward momentum of technological advancements, a network must be in place to meet its demands.
McAdam explained Verizon can’t achieve 5G performance without fiber.