Mobile industry dips its toes in 5G waters for next-gen networks
BARCELONA -- The networking industry is showing new confidence it can make next-generation "5G" networking a practical reality.
Network equipment makers Ericsson and Nokia Networks are demonstrating the fifth-generation technology on the show floor here at the Mobile World Congress show. And a parade of executives and one government official have taken to the stage to extoll 5G's virtues.
"The 5G infrastructure is expected to become the nervous system of the digital society and digital economy," said Günther Oettinger, the European Commission member whose job is to encourage that very digital development.