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5G requires a radical rethink of sites and cables, not just radio

Wireless Watch will be taking its annual summer break on July 31 and August 7, so the next issue will be published on Monday August 14. We wish all our subscribers a happy summer holiday. It is clear that, for 5G to deliver commercially, it will need to support many types of services, looking well beyond mobile broadband and into a wide range of vertical markets and machine-to-machine applications. That means the network will have to support many different kinds of communication behavior, from ultra-low latency to massive device density, and from very high reliability/security to very low energy consumption. All these characteristics will be important to elements of the 5G model, but they will not just need to be…

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