US Approve 5G Legislation
The global race to roll out 5G has intensified with the approval of a new legislation by the US House of Representatives.
21:44 09 March 2018
A peculiarly titled Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users for Modern Services Act has been approved by the congress. Its main goal is to help overcome obstacles to the real-world installation and use of 5G networks.
The act, which was designed to spell out the name of a staff director of a key congressional committee, Ray Baum, who died last month, has intensified the global race to roll out next generation 5G mobile networks.
The act includes a wide range of measures, such as the Spectrum Deposits Act and the Mobile Now Act that are meant to streamline the auction and use of airwaves to send and receive 5G signals. It also paves the way for the Broadcast Repack Fund by which the current users of spectrum that mobile companies want for 5G will be reimbursed for the cost of moving to a different wavelength.
5G is the next generation of wireless communications that is expected to deliver very high-speed data transfer and extremely low latency. Thus, it would play a crucial role in the field of Internet of Things, ranging from home automation gadgets to connected cars.