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Switch On Innovation: 5G and the Future of Smart Cities

August 31, 2020 by C&K Switches

Learn how next-generation networks and IoT technologies will transform our cities and the role electronic switches play in the larger ecosystem.

5G will spawn an intelligent ecosystem of connected devices that will harvest massive amounts of data to change the way we work, live, and play. Coupled with emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), extended reality, and blockchain, 5G promises to make us safer, smarter, and able to react more quickly. 

While 4G gave a major boost to the mobile Internet capabilities of 3G, 5G is poised to revolutionize communications more significantly. It will form our communications infrastructure in much the same way roads, trains, and power grids formed our industrial infrastructure. 

Electronic switches will play a key role in supporting this evolution, from 5G infrastructure to the applications, use cases, and devices that will power tomorrow’s smart cities.