What 5G wireless devices will do that 4G cannot

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The challenges of making a handheld device receive several simultaneous signals from sub-millimeter wave frequencies, remain extraordinary. They’re as daunting, and perhaps as seemingly insurmountable, as the ones NASA engineers faced in the mid-1960s after the Apollo 1 fire, as they raced to catch up with President John F. Kennedy’s end-of-the-decade deadline for a safe moon landing.

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Anyone looking to get a first-person glimpse of engineers working to overcome these new obstacles, might have taken the opportunity last March to visit the campus of the University of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab.

Wonder world

It was the modern-day equivalent of the famous


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