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The Greatest Generation Is Around the Corner

New 5G networks will connect cars, drones, and robots, without sacrificing speed | “For consumers, it will mean gobs of capacity and create a truly unlimited data environment”

Today’s cellular networks can guide you to a destination in an unknown city; tomorrow’s will transport you there.

The wireless standard known as 4G has untethered us from our living rooms and offices, allowing us to navigate unfamiliar roads and streets using voice directions from Google Maps, stream movies on Netflix while commuting to work, and interview a prospective hire on FaceTime during a flight layover. The next iteration promises to be even more transformative, because it will support communication among objects, as well as people. In a report released in January, IHS Markit, a London-based research firm, says the arrival of 5G, sometime

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