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Date: 2019-03-23 Page is: DBtxt001.php L0700-ET-COMMUNICATIONS

ENGINEERING / TECHNOLOGY
COMMUNICATIONS
The technology of communications is impressive ... the use of communications potentially destablizing


Amazing progress / Plugboard 1960s / Cloud servers / IoT / 3D printing


Brief background about communications technology deployment in the USA
First, for context, here’s what each wireless generation has enabled since 1G in 1983:
• 1G (deployed in the 1980s): Analog cellular technology, very low bandwidth, designed to enable mobile phone calls
• 2G (deployed in the 1990s): Digital cellular technology, digital voice phone calls, enabled SMS (short messaging service – sending texts)
• 3G (deployed in the 2000s): Widespread use of CDMA (code-division multiple access) technology, high-quality audio for calls, early stages of low-quality video over mobile, and internet access
• 4G (deployed in the 2010s): Significant increase in data bandwidth, enabling internet browsing and streaming of high-quality video, voice-over IP technology (basically, free phone calls anywhere in the world using services like Skype or any kind of messaging application)
5G Technology GO TOP
The-first-phase-of-5g
A 13 page teaser report: '... and this year, the world is embarking on one of the largest communications network buildouts in history, perhaps the largest ever: the construction of fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks.'
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Technology/Communications/the-first-phase-of-5g.pdf'
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